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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire: Or How NZ’s PM John Phillip Key is Now Fucked!

Dirty Politics. It’s favoured by ‘right’-wing parties in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. It turns off ‘left’-wing voters. It’s negative tactics undermine political participation, voter turnout and grass-roots efforts to develop politically and economically self-determining communities.

In mid-August 2014, journalist Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics: How Attack Politics is Poisoning New Zealand’s Political Environment sparked a scandal for the incumbent National Party in far-flung New Zealand, a ‘free market’ economy led by prime minister John Phillip Key.

The key finding of Hager’s book is that key insiders of the Key regime have been running a two-track public communications strategy, led by the prime minister’s top PR-man and senior advisor, Jason Ede. This two-track strategy cast John Key as “Mr Nice Guy”, while using right-wing bloggers, and a sympathetic news media to attack National’s opponents and influence the outcomes of elections.

(Warning: This article contains sprinklings of ridicule in the absence of a healthy political-economic-media-cultural environment willing to provide resources for satire, critical accounts of our time and the historical continuities regarding the kinds of ‘deep politics’ touched upon here).

Chalk and Cheese: Right-wing Blogger Cameron Slater and Rich-lister Prime Minister John Key (net worth $50 million at the time) in happier nights.

Chalk and Cheese: Right-wing Blogger Cameron Slater and Rich-lister Prime Minister John Key (net worth $50 million at the time) in happier nights.

By Snoopman, 25 August 2014 (Updated 28 August)

 

John Key and the ‘No Surprises Doctrine’

Journalist Nicky Hager argues in chapter three of his book Dirty Politics that New Zealand’s Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) got politically involved in discrediting opposition leader Phil Goff, by fast-tracking the release of a SIS-Goff briefing record to a right-wing blogger Cameron Slater.

Where the mainstream media were denied the document, Slater was able to feed the news media, via his Whale Oil blog, negative stories about Goff for 2-3 weeks in the lead-up to the 2011 election period. The negative media barrage made the opposition Labour Party leader look dishonest and ill-equipped to handle flak.

Late last week a video resurfaced that shows New Zealand Prime Minister John Key acknowledging to the news media that he was personally briefed by the head of the SIS, Warren Tucker, that the SIS chief was going to release the SIS-Goff document under an Official Information Act (OIA) request from Cameron Slater.

But, now that the Dirty Politics scandal has erupted, with just over four weeks to the 2014 election, the prime minister has changed his story to say that what he meant at the time in 2011 was that it was his office that was informed, not him specifically.

Here is what NZ Prime Minister John Key said at the press conference on 8 August 2011 in the capital city of Wellington:

“Cameron Slater went to the SIS. And under the Official Information Act, asked for the release of that document. Ah, what happened was Warren Tucker (SIS Chief) didn’t come to me. He went to his legal advisors, and his legal advisors told him this is the process they have to follow. And when he was going through that process, it was at that point he told me he’d release it because he has to tell me that under the ‘No Surprises Doctrine’.” (See link here or at end)

This resurfaced August 2011 video is important because John Key has told the media, including TV3′s John Campbell that he had not been personally briefed on the matter, but that it was the prime minister’s office that had been briefed. (See link here or at end).

Key’s statements in this three-year old video is also crucial to the Dirty Politics scandal exposed by Nicky Hager’s 128 page book, “Dirty Politics” because the SIS got politically involved in discrediting opposition leader Phil Goff. By providing Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater with the SIS-Goff document in super-quick time, the SIS enabled Slater to feed the news media for 2-3 weeks leading up to the 2011 election period.

Monster of Private Language: NZ Prime Minister John Key stated in August 2011 that he was personally informed by the SIS chief, but now says he meant his office was briefed.

Monster of Private Language: NZ Prime Minister John Key stated in August 2011 that he was personally informed by the SIS chief, but now says he meant his office was briefed.

What the fast-tracked SIS leak did was deflect media attention from a gaff that John Key made while he was in the United States visiting Barack Obama. Key’s gaff was that he jumped to conclusions over a mass killing of Norwegian Labour Party members by a far-right racist at a summer camp outside Oslo.

At a press conference with Obama, Key used the tragedy as an occasion to justify New Zealand’s involvement in America’s War on Afghanistan.

The media reported Key’s gaff. Then key insiders from Key’s administration exploited an apparent mistake by Goff when he claimed he had not been briefed on an earlier security issue when he had. The occasion in question was when a group of Israeli backpackers, who were suspected of spying, hurriedly left New Zealand after one died in the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011.

Blogger Cameron Slater was given the SIS document regarding Goff’s security briefing on the Israeli backpackers’ matter three days after making his request, which is unheard of speed for Official Information Requests. (The news media usually do not get a response in the 20 business days required by law).

In this dirty deflection move, Key’s ‘incompetence’ to justify an unjustifiable foreign policy was forgotten and his National Party went onto win the 2011 election, helped by poor voter turn-out.

This election’s creepiest political actors star in Morph of the Undead: “In a world where two zombies share one mind, two faces, one body politic and every news channel … conniving Volte-Face vows by his Facemind Tip-line to enslave the world.

This election’s creepiest political actors star in Morph of the Undead: “In a world where two zombies share one mind, two faces, one body politic and every news channel … conniving Volte-Face vows to his Facemind Tip-line to dominate the world’s dirt market.

In contradiction to what John Key said in August 2011, upon his return from the trip to the US, the prime minister claimed last week to the news media that  “in this particular case, I wasn’t personally informed”, (as reported in the video accompanying the report, “PM: No political interference over spy papers”). In the text of the same report, Key states in regard to the SIS document release of the SIS-Goff brief to Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, “…prior to the release of this one I didn’t have any discussions at all.”

If ‘ordinary’ people changed their story like Key has here when being questioned by the authorities, they would be prosecuted.

 

No Shit, Sherlock! Satire ‘n Ridicule but Mainstream Media (MSM) are Still Children

In point of fact, Ladies and Gentlemen of Forging a New Grass-roots Way Jury, Key’s blatant lying, regular resort to pre-scripted PR lines and ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ casting is being ridiculed left, right, left, right and bull’s-eye.

Laundry Powder or a Critical Book? Here, Dirty Politics has the prime minister John Phillip Key, who wears purple ties on special stately occasions, running to save his own scaredy-cat skin.

Laundry Powder or a Critical Book? Here, Dirty Politics has the prime minister John Phillip Key, who wears purple ties on special stately occasions, running to save his own scaredy-cat skin.

But, as political commentator-turned Internet Party press secretary Pam Corkery essentially pointed out on Sunday 24 August, what is missing is the news media fessing up themselves. Because the mainstream media has been complicit in being a conduit for Cameron Slater, other right-wing bloggers, PR companies and media trainers to massage the John Key as ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ media messages, play along with Slater’s and fellow right-wing blogger David Farrar’s attack stories and let the prime minister get away disparaging remarks about oppositional voices.

Instead of pressing Key’s people at the National Party campaign launch on Sunday 24 August, the news media fell into line and limited their questions to Key at the press stand-up ritual afterwards.

Meanwhile, 3News political reporter Brook “puffed-up little shit” Sabin described the Internet-Mana’s campaign launch as “completely derailed by talk of hacking, Kim Dotcom running off and media abuse”, in his Sunday 24 August story. But, it was not derailed by the first two of phenomena Brook Sabin described.

It was the news media’s conscious parallel decision to frame the Internet-Mana launch of Sunday 24 August with the search for the answer to what would seem a defunct question about whether Dotcom was the hacker behind Hager’s book.

Journalist Toby Manhire had already reported on Saturday September 23 that the book’s author, an internationally-respected journalist, had said the MegaUpload founder was not his source. The question was puzzling because Nicky Hager told Manhire he would have “run a mile” if Kim Dotcom had anything to do with the hacked material.

It gets more puzzling when Brook Sabin could have asked fellow 3News journalist Patrick Gower who the source is. Gower told the prime minister in an interview the previous Wednesday (August 20) that 3News had been given thousands of documents earlier that day by the person claiming to be the hacker source for Hager’s book. Gower presented the story on the 6 o’clock August 20 bulletin as though the new information was obtained via the anonymous source’s Twitter account, Whaledump. Did Gower know who the source was?

On Sunday August 24, Corkery was frustrated with journalists who were harassing for an answer to a question about whether the Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom was the source of leaks for Hager’s book, that same source that had set up a Twitter account called Whaledump. With her signature voice belying decades of drinking and smoking and a finger of blame stabbing the air between them, Corkery angrily asked, “When will you glove puppets of Cameron Slater just piss off?”

Lashing out at News Children: Pam Corkery berates reporters for being Cameron Slater’s glove puppets at the Internet-Mana campaign launch.

Lashing out at News Children: Pam Corkery berates reporters for being Cameron Slater’s glove puppets at the Internet-Mana campaign launch.

Brook Sabin et al failed to think about answering Corkery’s question. Nor did he or 3News, One News, or any other major news outlet reflect on their complicity in the largely uncritical coverage that Key’s National government has enjoyed for nearly six years. Corkery was angry because as an experienced media person she could see how the media were playing the launch. The reporters had pre-decided not to focus on the combined party’s policy proposals.

As media scholar Herbert Schiller observed in The Mind Managers (1973), manipulation is so widespread, that a “myth of neutrality” pervades societies, in which manipulated populations think that the core institutions – “government, the media, education and science” – function without being overly compromised by vested interests.

This myth of neutrality media ritual cements an authenticity of media institutions to legitimize ideologically constructed news frames (or angles) with a “common sense” façade that, as Fairclough observed in  Media Discourse (1995), renders the underlying worldview invisible (p.42).

Indeed, TV3‘s news anchor Caroline Robinson and Brook Sabin failed to disclose that the political reporter’s father, Mike Sabin, is the incumbent National candidate for the large, black-sand rich Northland electorate! Brook Sabin’s failure to disclose his conflict of interest in the story is ironic given that his father, Mike Sabin, who is of Tainui whakapapa (genealogy) on his mother’s side, was proud to declare his Māori heritage during his Maiden parliamentary speech.

In a world where people are conditioned by the news media to judge on perceptions, it is crucial to note that TV3 led their 6 o’clock news bulletin of Sunday August 24 with bad news manufactured by National’s outsourced media hit men at the Internet-Mana Party launch. 3News anchor Carolyn Robinson opened the Sunday 6 o’clock bulletin saying:

Kia Ora, Good Evening. The Internet-Mana Party election launch has ended in farce with Kim Dotcom running from the building as journalists were sworn at. It all started when Kim Dotcom referred to hacking in his speech. And when journalists wanted to ask him more, it turned ugly. Here’s Brook Sabin.

Who's Your Daddy? Brooke 'Ngati National' Sabin's father is the incumbent candidate for the iron-sand rich National electorate.

Who’s Your Daddy? Brook ‘Ngati National’ Sabin’s father is the incumbent National candidate for the iron-sand rich Northland ‘free-market’ electorate.

Yet, it  did not all start when Kim Dotcom referred to hacking in his speech.” It all started with Brook Sabin’s decision to go into bat for #TeamKey and Ngati National, along with the other journalists who participated in the politics of distraction.

TV3‘s and Brook Sabin’s failure to disclose this conflict of interest is ironic because it is more in keeping with the Ngati Pākehā (the great English/European tribe) private political system known as capitalism, which uses economic means to control societies, than it is with  whanaungatanga (Māori cultural values to do with relationships, kinship, sense of family connection). Mike Sabin was clearly chosen for his Māori heritage (as well as his life achievements) by National to take on the popular Mana Party leader Hone Harawira, whose party joined forces with newcomer, the Internet Party, earlier this year.

Meanwhile, reporter and deputy political editor, Michael Parkin at OneNews also went for the ‘hacker source angle’ to determine if Kim Dotcom was the anonymous source for Nicky Hager’s book. This is evident by Parkin accosting Dotcom as he arrived at the Internet Mana Party launch. Dotcom is clearly heard saying, “It’s all wrong” in response to being asked if he was behind the Whaledump Twitter account, and therefore the source of the hacked Facebook and emails used in the Dirty Politics book. But, still Parkin persisted, as did Brook Sabin, who can be seen in the 3News story blocking Dotcom in the foyer to the hall where the party’s election campaign launch was held.

3News’ free market’ enthusiast Patrick Gower, filed a critical-lite report that focused on National’s housing policy that essentially amounted to tax-funded scheme to subsidize developers, banks, real estate agents and building supplies cartels in order to win votes from the wealthy and naive Middle New Zealand first home-buyers alike.

At the end of Gower’s story, Key can be seen and heard meekly and nervously saying at the end of the day, “We’ve moved on.” Unless you can come up with something absolutely amazing. We’ve dealt with that issue. Thanks very much.”

Confidence Cracking: To win over their intended victims, psychopaths need to project that they are nice people. If they can’t, they get scared and take flight. Key left this presser at the National campaign launch, his voice breaking moments before.

Confidence Cracking: To win over their intended victims, psychopaths need to project that they are nice people. If they can’t, they get scared and take flight. Key left this presser at the National campaign launch, his voice breaking moments before.

And then he scarpered out of there, with one of his ‘tells’ that’s gives away he is lying and losing his confidence, the quick inhale of breath and holding his thumbs with index fingers. Confidence, as any reporter should know, especially purple-tie wearing ones such as Patrick Gower, is so crucial to all psychopaths, who must maintain their spell over their intended victims (TV3 22 July 2014). A psychopath’s biggest fear is everyone knowing that deep down inside, they are scaredy-cats.

The Colour Purple: Gower essentially bullied Labour party leader David Cunliffe for wearing a red scarf, a symbolic association to the colour of his party. In the same report, Gower subtly associated himself with the PM’s tie of choice for stately occasions, while doing this stand-up to camera in front of parliament. The Queen of New Zealand holds the ‘Veto Power’ Card.

The Colour Purple: Gower essentially bullied Labour party leader David Cunliffe for wearing a red scarf, a symbolic association to the colour of his party. In the same report, Gower subtly associated himself with the PM’s tie of choice for stately occasions, while doing this stand-up to camera in front of parliament. The Queen of New Zealand holds the ‘Veto Power’ Card.

Meanwhile, on Sunday August 24, OneNews also filed a biased report “National Reboots election with housing plan”, that focused on National’s policy platform of housing, instead of challenging Key on his lies that the SIS had only briefed the Prime Minister’s office on the Slater Official Information Act request and not him personally.

OneNews muppet Corrin Dann, who introduced the story, stated, “John Key needed to draw a line under this whole Dirty Politics saga, he got the big crowd, and to some extent he put the show back on the road.” (#DirtyPoliticsNZ is a scandal not a saga, Corrin Dann. A saga is Game of Thrones). In the middle of the report, in the interests of the ritual of ‘balance’, the reporter and deputy political editor, Michael Parkin, included a montage of Key not answering questions but instead saying repeatedly, “That’s my answer”.

A sock muppet could be more articulate.

Leader of the Zombies: New Zealand's ruling class treat the host population as targets to turn into the undead.

Leader of the Zombies: New Zealand’s ruling class treat the host population as targets to turn into the ‘undead’.

So, as the Dirty Politics scandal has unfolded, the mainstream news media has not been honest, or reflective. To rub it in, in the academic pointy-headed smarty pants terms, the cartelized media has lacked reflexivity about their pro-National Neo-liberal Blue Party news coverage.

The dirty secret of New Zealand’s mainstream media, that the super-rich owners, the executives, big advertisers (who are the big-daddy bucks primary audience), and pro-corporate editors, producers, and reporters do not want naive Middle New Zealand to know is that the economy of New Zealand is dominated by just four media corporations. These are: Fairfax Media, Sky TV & Prime, MediaWorks, APN News and Media. While TVNZ dominates on the state-owned side, it is also funded by big corporate advertisers.

Since major news outlets will be the last to admit how they filter the news in the absence of obvious state censorship, comparing ‘paired examples’ is an effective way to detect the biases at work in a propaganda media system. The different treatments in paired examples of news stories, from a similar point in time, can reveal institutional allegiances and the underlying power relations, as described by American media scholars Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky in their book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.

So, with the myth of neutrality and the manufacturing of consent in mind, the news media’s light-touch treatment of John Key and National at their party campaign launch the same afternoon is worth some scrutiny.

In effect, both two major TV networks had manipulated their news audiences by blaming Kim Dotcom and Pam Corkery for giving them the material for a story that did not focus on their party policies, even though they had decided that hacking was their ‘angle’, as was clear by their questions when Dotcom arrived.

Both news networks also focused on detailing National’s housing, while they let John Key off the hook on the Dirty Politics scandal, despite the fact that Key was clearly nervous about facing numerous questions. None tried to follow him as he left hastily, nor harass him as he arrived, as they did with Kim Dotcom, which was evident on the unedited tape.

Slam Dunk: Dotcom bragged about hacking Germany’s leader’s credit rating 19 years ago & said he doesn’t like John Key. The Media Children got a sound-bite they could adapt to their pre-determined storyline to exclude the campaign policies.

Slam Dunk: Dotcom bragged about hacking Germany’s leader’s credit rating 19 years ago & said he doesn’t like John Key. The Media Children got a sound-bite they could adapt to their pre-determined storyline to exclude the campaign policies.

The two major media outlets behaviour indicates “conscious parallel business behaviour” or a “meeting of the minds”, as cartel and conspiracy law theory could predict. Such parallel behaviour reveals “conscious parallelism” which means commercial behaviour that displays the same pattern, wherein rivals are aware of their competitors’ activities, and that the content of this awareness is factored into their actions.

Both news outlets had the same treatment for both political party launches, even down to elaborate graphics to present National’s housing policy and no effort made to cover Internet-Mana’s policy platforms, such as committing to full employment, instead of the persistent job destruction, that has been a covert state policy for 30 years.

In other words, OneNews and TV3 had already made a decision to take corrective action to help the National Party, while it baited the Internet Party founder on his arrival, selected that part of the entire launch where Dotcom unwisely bragged about his hacking 19 years ago, and ignored the important candidate speeches by Laila Harre and Annette Sykes. By colluding, the OneNews and TV3 players serve their secret goals, to reinforce the power of big corporate advertisers that back the pro-corporate party National.

Thus, such “enjoinable conduct” can be expected to surface in the news again and again until the key perpetrators are rounded up, and jailed for deceiving their audiences, the New Zealand citizenry and subverting the country’s capacity to strive for a ‘free and open’ society.

As for the media abuse that TV3‘s Brook Sabin claimed, the media abuse really came from the news media, especially OneNews and 3News, for their agenda or enjoinable conduct, to derail the reportage of the Internet-Mana campaign launch. Whereas, Māori Television’s Te Kāea news reports of the two party launches were what viewers need from a news service, mature coverage that summarized the issues, policies and engaged with some of the candidates.

Brook Sabin has a father? With his blogger attack dogs exposed, the mainstream media's dirty tricks become more obvious the day.

Brook Sabin … has a father? With his blogger attack dogs exposed, Key’s dirty tricks become more obvious by the day.

OneNews and 3News failed to do what the New Zealand Monarch’s top representative, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, said he expected of the news media at a Press Gallery dinner speech late year.

Mateparae, or ‘the GG’, as the media refer to him in their non-celebrity moments, made clear that the media’s role is to assist the communication of political issues, political party communications and how voters choices in a multi-party electoral environment can translate into seats in parliament. Being a militarist, the Governor-General framed his terms as “the rules of engagement”.

If OneNews and 3News had a genuine reason to think that Kim Dotcom was the source of the leaks for Hager’s Dirty Politics book, both networks had the resources to do two stories each, one that focused on Dotcom, the other on Internet-Mana’s launch policies. After all, their main focus at the National Party’s launch the same day was on their policy platform, in keeping with the Governor-General’s, “rules of engagement”.

The two main TV networks failed to give the Internet-Mana Party combo a fair go, when it is the prime minister and his insiders lying, deflecting and running that they should be worried about. Applying cartel theory to the multi-party political environment, OneNews and 3News were, in effect, acting as ‘glove puppets’ or agents in the interests of the National Party and its big corporate sponsors to undermine the new ‘market’ entrant on the political scene: Internet-Mana.

The refusal of OneNews and 3News to supply coverage of the Internet-Mana Party’s policy platforms is in keeping with how cartels practice asymmetric supply restrictions to market, wherein insiders get preference over non-complying rivals.

But it is also in keeping with the key finding of Hager’s book, which is that key insiders of the Key regime have been running a two-track public communications strategy. This two-track strategy, which cast John Key as “Mr Nice Guy”, relied on a covert operation that used right-wing bloggers, and a sympathetic news media to attack National’s opponents and influence the outcomes of elections.

The idea of the dirty politics stratagem, an import from Republican party politics in the United States, where minor scandals, embarrassing smears, and gaffs are inflated out of proportion to their importance, is designed to turn young people and ‘left’-leaning constituents off voting first. As Nicky Hager has compellingly argued, National’s and John Key’s strategy has been conducted with the Republican’s lesson that conservative ‘right’-wing voters still vote in a dirty political environment. It is a lesson that has been exported covertly around the world. The problem is global in scale.

In other words, dirty attack politics, with its modus operandi to cast the leader as friendly, wholesome and folksy or blokey (or whatever fits mainstream cultural norms and values), projects the idea to most people that politics is a mucky business, and cannot possibly be done ‘above-board’ in a clean, mature and fair way.

 

Through the Looking Glass

Key is operating on ‘speed politics’ confidence tricks, wherein if he makes contradictory claims he will simply test the resolve of the news media to keep track of the story. It is a strategy to confuse the public and get him through the weekly media cycle, a formula #TeamKey has been exploiting all along.

The ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ image that Key continues to operate with has an inherent smugness. A smugness not unlike Humpty Dumpty’s egotistical, unhinged confidence.

In Lewis Carroll’s book Through the Looking Glass, when the adventurous Alice met Humpty Dumpty, he revealed his sense of self-importance and smug belief that his risk-taking wall-perching exhibitionism would not result in a fall someday – an event he regarded as purely theoretical.

When Alice catches Humpty Dumpty trying to confuse her, he replies: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less,” said Humpty Dumpty.

“When I use a word”: John Key’s smugness for redefining the meaning of words, phrases and the law shift with each media appearance.

“When I use a word”: John Key’s smugness for redefining the meaning of words, phrases and the law shift with each media appearance.

Indeed, scholars have found that Humpty Dumpty was “a monster of private language”.

Similarly, Key’s plays are nothing more than ‘rabbit out of hats’ tricks. To see them requires the observer to grow out of the childish aspirational following that #TeamKey cultivated for John ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Key, the ‘rags to riches’ story, from state house-boy to rich-lister ex-banker, that everyone’s supposed to desire for themselves.

 

Why it’s crucial to G.A.S. (Give a Shit) about Hager’s book

The “Dirty Politics” book is an important one for New Zealanders to read, because attack politics hurts left-wing parties more because ‘left’-minded people tend to be more compassionate, sensitive and principled. ‘Left’-minded people are more likely to be turned-off voting because the dirty politics dominates news media coverage, while right-wing pro-corporate people, who are less principled or more naive, than their left-wing contemporaries, will still turn out to vote.

Therefore, dirty attack politics works in the favour of right-wing pro-corporate, pro-wealthy parties such as National.

Yet, John Key remains brazen as ever, projecting blame onto Nicky Hager, who the prime minister slanderously called a “left-wing conspiracy theorist” and his anonymous hacker source, who provided him with the damning information.

At a press conference on Thursday August 21, Key said to the media: “I think there’s a real risk that a hacker, and people with a leftwing agenda, are trying to take an election off New Zealanders.”

Planet Key sucked out of the National Memory Hole: Nicky Hager’s book sketches a deceptive two-track communications strategy used to cast Key as ‘Mr. Nice Guy’, while key insiders attacked his opponents.

Planet Key sucked out of the National Memory Hole: Hager’s book sketches a deceptive two-track communications strategy used to cast Key as ‘Mr. Nice Guy’, while key insiders attacked his opponents.

In other words, investigative journalist Nicky Hager, the hacker, citizens or legal residents with ‘left-wing views, and the mainstream media who are finally beginning to do their jobs properly, are not New Zealanders.

So, if you are investigative journalist Nicky Hager, the hacker, citizens with ‘left-wing views, and the mainstream media who are finally beginning to do their jobs properly and you were born in New Zealand, or have gained citizenship or residency, you need to ask your parents, the authorities, and especially the Electoral Commission if you are still a New Zealander.

Hearty knee-slapping joke humour aside, Key’s projection of blame is brazen when it is remembered that 1,000,000 people of voting age did not vote in the last election, in a country of 4.5 million people (at the time of the 2011 ‘general’ election).

Indeed, as New Zealand’s top official, Key has left himself wide-open because he has breached Article 12 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Article 12 includes the provision to protect people against arbitrary attacks against their honour and reputation.

In making this egregious accusation multiple times to multiple reporters from multiple news outlets, the prime minister created the intended  propagandist effect, six and then five weeks out from the election. As a consummate propagandist, Key is trading on the gullibility of Middle New Zealand, who are not taught that the omission of key evidence is a propagandist’s crucial weapon.

The Key regime’s brazen reaction is most serious, unsafe for the ideal of a ‘free and open’ society and so deliberately manipulative in the circumstances, it can only be regarded as furtherance of conspiracy (to gain more political power), as defined in the thesis, “It’s the Financial Oligarchy, Stupid” (p.21-22).

SHOCK TREATMENTS: Military violence, economic warfare and propaganda are required to spread the ‘economic medicine’ of ‘free markets’.

Shock Treatments: Military violence, economic warfare and propaganda are required to spread the ‘economic medicine’ of ‘free markets’.

It becomes even more important to care about the implications of the dirty politics Hager’s book reveals, when one learns that key insiders that comprised a North Atlantic capitalist class set a course in the early 1970s to transform the world under a ‘free market’ framework in order to impose ‘market discipline’, or reassert control over the world. Although this blueprint to transform the world, called the 1980′s Project is not covered in Hager’s book, it is a vital piece of a bigger picture, because elite planners planned to spread what I call systemic political apathy worldwide.

Elite policy planners at a New York-based global policy-shaping think-tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, resolved to “depoliticize” important issues and remove them from popular political consciousness, because the rise of the counter-cultural movements in the 1960s were deemed a threat to capitalist power.

‘Free market shock treatments’ included lifting financial controls to increase the fluidity of capital flows between countries, the corporatization and privatization of state infrastructure and services, the introduction of user charges, shifting the tax burden ‘downward’, and down-sizing public sector employment. Targeted populations were overwhelmed with the economic shocks as whole sectors of society were transformed and coerced to support the new framework.

The free market economic shock therapies were themselves mechanisms of coercion, because all sectors of society were thrown into crisis. Everyone suffered, except key insiders, who became richer and accumulated more political power.

It is the dirty politics of the ‘free market economic framework’, or the Shock Doctrine, that was deployed in the 1980s and continues to wreck havoc on New Zealand’s population that is the deeper story behind Hager’s Dirty Politics.

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By day, Snoopman works undercover as an ordinary mortal, editing news at a television station. By night, Snoopman researches the wicked deeds of the powerful, and is Editor-in-Chief at Snoopman News. (See Snoopman News for pictures and sourced references)

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Article 12: “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” (http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#a1)

Planet Key (Music Video Censored by the NZ Electoral Commission)

at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv25tcS6J-s

Decision 2014: Part 1 at: https://www.youtube.com/embed/wNGrI7evk8o

Conjuring the Smiling Assassin at: http://snoopman.net.nz/?p=1610

Puolokka (2006, p. 17). “There’s a Nice Knockdown Argument for You”. Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, April, Vol. 3, No.1.

Dismal turnout as 1 million don’t bother to vote at: http://www.odt.co.nz/source/apnz/188465/electionturnout28

A Poorly Understood ‘Bargain’: How Democracy and the 60s Movements became Orphans in the ‘Free Market’ Era at: http://snoopman.net.nz/2013/08/31/a-poorly-understood-bargain-or-how-democracy-and-the-60s-movements-became-orphans-in-the-free-market-era/

Code Purple: Whistle Blowing on ‘Free markets’, the ‘Shock Doctrine’ and ‘New Constitutionalism’ at: http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/03/10/code-purple/

The Shock Doctrine at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iW1SHPgUAQ

Inside Child Poverty at: http://bryanbruce.co.nz/feature/child-poverty/inside-child-poverty-full-documentary

Mind the Gap at: http://www.tv3.co.nz/INSIDE-NEW-ZEALAND-Mind-The-Gap/tabid/3692/articleID/94816/Default.aspx

Someone Else’s Country (5 parts) at: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/someone-elses-country-1996

In a Land of Plenty (5 parts) at: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/in-a-land-of-plenty-2002

The Hollow Men (In 5-parts) at: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/the-hollow-men-2008

 

Story mirrored: Liar Liar Pants on Fire: Or How NZ’s PM John Phillip Key is Now Fucked! at: http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/08/25/liar-liar-pants-on-fire-or-how-nzs-pm-john-phillip-key-is-now-fucked/

“Bibi, stop bombing, already … or we’ll cut your bullets,” Obama tells Israel’s prime minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu (Leaked White House Transcript)

Gaza, an open-air prison? Israel’s $3 billion-a-year welfare check threatened? America scolds Israel? STOP THE PRESS!!! A leaked White House transcript of a heated phone-call earlier today reveals that US President Barack Obama told Israel’s Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his apartheid regime’s bombardment of Gaza city is stretching America’s Hollywood-Bubble Gum TV News propaganda system out to its theoretical limits. Because Israel’s brutal siege on Gaza associates the US with a war crime that is becoming obvious to “Dumb-dee-doo citizens”, Obama told Netanyahu to “desist already” with Israel’s massacre of Palestinians trapped inside the walled-in city. Snoopman News publishes this leak exclusively here in humankinds’ interests.

Heated Exchange: Barack Obama tells Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he won’t get anymore bucks if Israel keeps bombing Palestinians in Gaza.

Heated Exchange: Barack Obama tells Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he won’t get anymore bucks if Israel keeps bombing Palestinians in Gaza.

  Scoop by Iggy Swind

The Leaked White House Phone-call Transcript (30 July 2014, EST ):

“Enough already, Ben! We would have you charged with international war crimes, but the United States has done what you’re doing in 50 places since WWII.[1] I’m telling you to stop because we’re losing the propaganda war.[2] Dumbe-dee-doo citizens everywhere are beginning to see our collective hypocrisy, our belligerence and our World Domination end-game.”[3] You’re making the Anglo-American-Zionist Nexus an at-risk social-group because our disproportionate blame-share quota has now gotten harder to keep suppressed.”

But, Barry, with all due respect alread-”

“Bibi, enough already! Yes, we need Israel to keep the Arab states in check while the Big Four oil cartels extract our black gold from under their sands. Yes, we need the Israeli nuclear terror threat while our low-grade proxy wars cause the capitulation of the recalcitrant Muslim states to the Anglo-American banking cartels. Yes, we need your Zionist regime to help us keep the world trading oil in US dollars, so that the planet’s Dumb-dee-doo citizens finance our militarization of Earth with their consumption and taxes.”[4]

Keeping the Score (Above Top Secret): The African-American president reminds the racist Israeli leader how the Anglo-American-Zionist Nexus is an at-risk social-group because their disproportionate blame-share quota is getter harder to keep suppressed.

Keeping the Score (Top Secretly): The African-American president tells the racist Israeli leader how the Anglo-American-Zionist Nexus is an at-risk social-group.

“So, what’s your beef Barack?”

[Sigh] “Ben, you’re making us look bad-ass, so stop. Bibi, stop bombing, already!!!”

“Hamas started it!”

“In a way, they did Bibi. [Sniggering] They were democratically elected in 2006 because the Palestinians wanted a government with the balls to stand up to their vicious, psychopathic criminal neighbours from Hell.”[5]

“Moreover, if you go back to 1948, the Zionist leadership that founded the Israeli state started it when they demolished 400 villages.[6]

And, if you go back even further, the Anglo-American Brotherhood started it before World War I, with their rivalrous plot to redraw the world maps, in order to egotistically dominate the world through the control of oil, finance, and supremacy in military power, propaganda and projected ideas such as Exceptionalism, derived merely from the protection that sea water afforded them”

“Christ Bibi! Even diligent Germany tried to get the English to co-invest in the Berlin-to-Baghdad railway during the 1890s and early 1900s, to transport oil back to Europe, but the toffy English decided to play-off all sides against one another in a psychopathic attempt to reinvigorate their fading sissy empire, and the sneaky American Masonic Brotherhood joined in the ‘Great Game’ and came out trumps.”[7]

No more bullets Bibi: Netanyahu told Israel will be isolated if it keeps making the United States “look bad-ass.”

No more bullets Bibi: Netanyahu told Israel will be isolated if it keeps making the United States “look bad-ass.”

“Oy Gevalt!” (imagine any four letter swear word).

“Benjamin, everyone can see Gaza is the world’s biggest open-air prison. Even the Afrikaner Broederbond [a white supremacist brotherhood] weren’t this brazen during their apartheid reign in South Africa.[8] You’re pushing our Zionist-controlled White House-Hollywood-Bubble Gum TV News propaganda system out to its theoretical limits, Bibi.[9] So, desist already, or we’ll cut your bullets, your bombs and your 3 billion-a-year allowance.”

“Fakakta! (This is fucked-up) [Pause] Can I shoot Arabs on the West Bank, or in Jerusal-?”

“Nooo! Jeesus, Bibi. [Pause. Inaudible moaning from Jerusalem end of the line] Benjamin, don’t plotz (explode) on me. Look, we need you Zionists to stop killing Palestinians, for Christ’s sake. Or, rather for our World Domination plot’s sake.”

“But, Barack, as I said on CNN, Hamas wants, ‘to pile up as many civilian dead as they can’ and ‘use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause.’”[10]

“Wow! [Pause] Yooou were actually serious. We thought you were just spinning PR lines. [Muffled chuckles] Ben, there’s nothing telegenic about dead children, weeping fathers and howling mothers. The images of bodies, body parts and blood-stained rubble are killing our alliance.”

“How?”

Oh Brother: Hollywood’s Director listens to Netanyahu’s ‘Arab problem.’

Oh Brother: Hollywood’s Director of War Theaters listens to Netanyahu’s ‘Arab problem.’

“Weellll, the problem is Dumb-dee-doo people believe Palestinians, like everyone else, have the right to life, liberty and love. It’s a major drawback of our schmaltzy Hollywood propaganda system that American Zionists created here in cahoots with the Pentagon and the Department of War, before its was re-branded following World War II. But you knew that, already. [Silence] When we promote freedom and democracy so much, eerr, Dumb-dee-doo people believe that it’s bad to take the rights to life, liberty and yadda yadda away from people by, eerr, exploding hi-speed, hot pieces of metal into their fellow humans going about their trauma-filled daily lives.”[11]

“Verklempt! Jesuus, Barack you’re going soft!”

Massacre in Gaza: 1359 killed, 7677 injured by Israeli ‘Defence’ Forces since July 8.

More Bang Please:  Zionist cartoonists asked for Hollywood-style explosions to inspire dramatic Gaza Comic Strip pictures.

“Weellll, the problem is Dumb-dee-doo people believe Palestinians, like everyone else, have the right to life, liberty and love. It’s a major drawback of our schmaltzy Hollywood propaganda system that American Zionists created here in cahoots with the Pentagon and the Department of War, before it was re-branded following World War II. But you knew that, already. [Silence] When we promote freedom and democracy so much, eerr, Dumb-dee-doo citizens believe that it’s bad to take the rights to life, liberty and yadda-yadda away from people by, eerr, exploding hi-speed, hot pieces of metal into their fellow humans going about their trauma-filled daily lives.”[11]

“Verklempt. (To get choked up, but said here sarcastically). Don’t you care about the fascist aesthetic taste for mayhem? Jesuus, Barack you’re going soft!

“No, I’m playing the hand that’s been dealt to me, Ben. Your military’s bombardment is making even Dumb-dee-doo Christians, video games addicts and the UN question America’s alliance with Israel. Even Jews can see that Zionist Israel is an expansionist, racist apartheid regime.[12] Not because you even come close to the numbers of innocent civilians we’ve obliterated in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rather, it’s because you haven’t got control of the imagery coming out of Gaza that we had in those other War of Terror theaters. So, no more killing Ben ’til we figure out a way to do it with a media-secure war theater lock-down.”

When Zionist Propaganda Collapses: The Israeli apartheid regime’s staple ‘anti-Semitic’ rhetoric aimed at critics of it’s state terror toward Palestinians becomes shaky spiel.

 Zionists speak shaky spiel, say New York Jews: Cracks first appeared in Israel’s ‘anti-Semitic’ defense mechanism, The Zion Dome, when New York Jews realized Palestinians were excluded from Soccer World Cup because they didn’t have a state.

“Shmegegge!” (Jerk)

“I heard that Bibi. I’m cutting kosher wine, chocolates, the Bling and Lego shipments! You can explain to the Israeli middle-class, who won’t be able to afford black-market prices, why.” (Laughter from White House end of the line)

“Oh please, please. [Pause] Mr President, middle-class Jews demanding to know why treats, trinkets and toys have been cut is more dangerous than Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, ISIS and NATO put together. All hell will break loose. Even Zionists don’t dare mess with a Jews’ access to treats, trinkets and toys. Mr Presi-”

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Journalist Iggy Swind has worked alongside reporter Clark Kent at the Daily Planet and photojournalist Peter Parker at the Daily Bugle. Swind’s investigations proved both super-heroes work undercover for the Hollywood media cartel to distract mass audiences with their mediocre ‘saving the world’ action sagas, leaving the vicious, psychopathic criminals that run the world at-large. Those investigations have been suppressed.

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Top Story on US satire website, Glossy News: “Bibi, stop bombing or we’ll cut your bullets,” Obama Tells Netanyahu at: http://glossynews.com/top-stories/unamerican-world-news/201408062347/bibi-stop-bombing-or-well-cut-your-bullets-obama-tells-netanyahu/

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SEE: “A Guide to Swearing in Yiddish” at: http://groupthink.jezebel.com/a-guide-to-swearing-in-yiddish-483890863

Additional Sources:

[1] Eugene Jarecki (2006). Why We Fight at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4SgEy2khOE

[2] “Israel’s propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire” at: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/israels-propaganda-machine-is-finally-starting-to-misfire-9636417.html; “The secret report that helps Israel hide facts” at http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/israelgaza-conflict-the-secret-report-that-helps-israelis-to-hide-facts-9630765.html; “Obama: Israel has right to defend itself” at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/27/373040/obama-israel-has-right-to-defend-itself/

[3] William Engdahl. (2004). A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (Rev. ed.). London, England: Pluto Press; William Engdahl. (2009). Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century. Wiesbaden, Germany: edition.engdahl; The Globalization of NATO. Atlanta, USA: Clarity Press; Pilger, John. (2007). The War on Democracy. Retrieved from http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/tuesday-festival-documentaries; Pilger, J. (2002). The New Rulers of the World. London: Verso; Pilger, J. & Lowry, A. (2001). The New Rulers of the World. Carlton Television; Preparata, Guido Giacomo. (2005). Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America Made the Third Reich. London: Pluto Press.

[4] Brown, E. H. (2008). The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free (2nd ed.), p. 68-69. Baton Rouge, LA: Third Millennium Press; Engdahl 2004: 127-141; 2009: 265-272); A Century of War; Engdahl 2009: 265-275). Gods of Money; Estulin (2009: 46). The True Story of the Bilderberg Group.  Griffin, G. E. (2008). The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve (4th ed.), p.175-176. Westlake Village, CA: American Media; Paul Grignon (2009). Money as Debt II. [Motion Picture]. Money as Debt. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsmbWBpnCNk; Michael Hudson. (2012, September 22). Modern Money & Public Purpose 1: The Historical Evolution of Money and Debt. ModernMoneyNetwork. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zEbo8PIPSc; Rowbotham, M. (1998). The Grip of Death: A Study in Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics.  Charlbury, England: Jon Carpenter; Still, W.T. (2009). The Secrets of Oz [Motion Picture] The Money Masters. http://www.themoneymasters.com/ or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI

[5] What The Media Isn’t Telling You About Israel’s Attack on Gaza
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtiMW7M1yeI; What Happened In Israel & Palestine In June 2014?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiO5pHIYrp0

[6] John Pilger (2014). Palestine Is Still the Issue at” http://johnpilger.com/videos/palestine-is-still-the-issue; Where Is Palestine? at: http://tune.pk/video/4281178/where-is-palestine“; Why is the World Silent on Israel Crimes in Palestine Miko Peled” at: http://mikopeled.com/2014/07/28/why-is-the-world-silent-on-israeli-crimes-in-palestine/;

[7] William Engdahl. (2004). A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (Rev. ed.). London, England: Pluto Press; William Engdahl. (2009). Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century. Wiesbaden, Germany: edition.engdahl; Preparata, Guido Giacomo. (2005). Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America Made the Third Reich. London: Pluto Press.

[8] Snoopman, (28 January 2014) The Audacity of Obama: A Black Wolf in Corporate Clothing at:
http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/01/28/the-audacity-of-obama-a-black-wolf-in-corporate-clothing/;The Iron Wall at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4Yk2keLus

[9] Matthew Alford and Robbie Graham (2009, January 21). Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/lights-camera-covert-action-the-deep-politics-of-hollywood/11921; Herman, E. S. & Chomsky, N. (2008). Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Anniversary ed.). London, England: The Bodley Head. (Original work published 1988); Edwards.(2012). It’s the financial oligarchy, stupid, p. 45-52. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5536; Julie Lévesque. (2013, March 1). Screen Propaganda, Hollywood and the CIA. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/screen-propaganda-hollywood-and-the-cia/5324589; Pappas, R. K. (Director/Writer), Blackburn, T. (Writer), Foley, M. (Producer). (2004). Orwell Rolls in his Grave [Motion picture]. USA: Buzzflash.com; Psywar: The Real Battlefield is the Mind. Metanioa. Retrieved from http://metanoia-films.org/: http://vimeo.com/14772678; Eric Walberg (2012, September 12). Hollywood Scripting and the Pentagon: Creating “The Enemy du Jour”. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/hollywood-scripting-and-the-pentagon-creating-the-enemy-du-jour/5304202; Wintonick, P. (Director/Producer) & Achbar, M. (Director/Producer). (1992). Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media [Motion picture].Canada: Necessary Illusions.

[10] Patrick Cockburn. (2014, July 29). “Israel’s propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire” at: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/israels-propaganda-machine-is-finally-starting-to-misfire-9636417.html; Chris Hedges (2014, August 6). “Israel’s Big Lies that feed racism among its supporters and terror among its victims” at: http://stopwar.org.uk/news/israel-s-big-lies-feeding-racism-among-its-supporters-and-terror-among-its-victims#.U-KpAYXelcy

[11] Jesse Benjamin. (2013, June 26). ‘World War Z’ and Hollywood’s Zionist Embrace. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/world-war-z-and-hollywoods-zionist-embrace/5340521; Lesley Docksey ( 2011, 23 January). War By Right : Hollywood’s Love Affair with War. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-by-right-hollywood-s-love-affair-with-war/22922; Eugene Jarecki (2006). Why We Fight at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4SgEy2khOE; Stephen Lendman. (2013, February 28). Hollywood-Style History. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/hollywood-style-history/5324641; Jack A. Smith.  (2010, September 05). “The Militarization of Hollywood”: Unlocking “The Hurt Locker”. Retrieved from http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-militarization-of-hollywood-unlocking-the-hurt-locker/20910).

[12] THE IRON WALL at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4Yk2keLus;
Life in Gaza Explained at: http://www.disclose.tv/forum/operation-protective-edge-palestine-israel-2014-war-thread-t95715-120.html; 5 Reasons Why Israel is an Apartheid State | Weapons of Mass Distraction at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPX0F-UqF-k; Where Is Palestine?
http://tune.pk/video/4281178/where-is-palestine;
Chomsky on Gaza – Noam Chomsky 01/13/2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am3n4qWmDzs; Noam Chomsky – US Israeli Crimes Against Palestine (FULL) 20 Apr, 2010 at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0kgG1_6Qn0
; “Anti-Semitism: The Ultimate Zionist Weapon” at:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/anti-semitism-the-ultimate-zionist-weapon/5394499

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Mirrored on Snoopman News @ http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/07/31/stop-bombing-already-leaked-white-house-transcript-30-july-2014-est/

Harry Potter’s Suppressed Interview (Edited Transcript)

A Wizard Goblin Bankers’ War. Magically Conjured Credit. How the Wizard Bankers’ Military Underpins the US Dollar. Harry Potter, who traveled by an ultra-fast sub-terrain train network to the far-flung economy of New Zealand for an interview with a non-Hollywood aligned news outlet, Snoopman News, arrived at night. It was stormy. The interview took place on the mean streets of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, which was built unwisely in a volcanic rainforest.

Epic Storm Brewing: US President Barack Obama and New Zealand Prime Minister (& ex-banker) John Key read about the suppression of Harry Potter’s interview following his stormy rendezvous with Snoopman News.

Epic Storm Brewing: US President Barack Obama and New Zealand Prime Minister (& ex-banker) John Key read about the suppression of Harry Potter’s interview following his stormy rendezvous with Snoopman News.

By Sophia Bigg-Storm, 19 July 2014

SEE FULLY STORY:Harry Potter Breaks Hollywood Gag-clause

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Harry Potter: Sophia, thanks for meeting me in the middle of a storm. When I was working on the Harry Potter film series, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and I found out that there is a Wizard-Goblin Bankers’ War raging. This war has been going on for 900 years, ever since the Knight’s Templar Dark Wizards established an international banking system and built the castles of Europe as a wealth defence network.[i] Their system threatened the Goblin bankers plans for financial control of the Muggle World.

When Dark Wizard Pope Clement abolished the Templar Wizard’s order in 1313, the surviving Templar Wizard’s went underground. They eventually resurfaced as a new occult society, Freemasonry, which served as a covert mechanism to spread the British Empire.[ii]

Fraternities of Dark Wizard and Witch Bankers across every region of the world fight with each other and with the Goblin Bankers, who traditionally have been far more unified.[iii] However, the bankers of the magical realm control almost every Muggle economy. The most powerful faction are the Trans-Atlantic Dark Wizard Capitalists, centered around Anglo-American Banking and Oil Dynasties, who have gained tremendous power over almost every nation through wars and terrorism, and other forms of coercion, including financial and economic warfare.[iv]

The US dollar, which has been the world’s unofficial world currency since World War II, has been backed by the United States’ muggle military, and not gold or silver as it has been at various times.[v] Because USA America has used its military power to force or coerce nearly every country in the world to trade oil in US dollars, the rest of the world has, in effect, been financing the Dark Wizard’s militarization of the planet through the USA American Empire.[vi]

There’s one thing that the rivalrous Dark Wizards and Witches and their perennial enemies, the Goblin Bankers’, agree on and that is to maintain and control debt-based money systems.[vii] In a debt-based monetary system, the supply of cash is kept scarce. Because most muggles are restricted from earning enough, due to this enforced scarcity of cash, they are coerced to borrow from the Dark Wizards, Witches and Goblins of banking.

It’s very stealthy. This imposed cash scarcity means the entire muggle race is forced to compete for cash, that the Dark Wizard and Goblin bankers keep scarce, in order to try to make enough money to pay the ‘loans’ and interest.[viii]

It gets worse.

Credit is simply magical money conjured into existence out of thin air at the time naïve muggle ‘borrowers’ agree to make payments in the future to service the ‘loan’.[ix]

Look at us. We’re completely soaked. (From inside his jacket, Potter retrieved his wand to perform a drying charm). Exaresco!

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Amazonian-American journalist Sophia Bigg-Storm tried to break the story that World I and World II were conjured by an Anglo-American Brotherhood who conspired to dominant the world by controlling oil and finance, through a system enforced by military aggression, subversion and other intrigues.  Bigg-Storm’s investigations were suppressed by her former employer, The National Enquirer,  a newspaper that movie critics think is just make-believe because it was depicted in the movie Citizen Kane. She was recently gifted Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth on a recent holiday to her ancestral home of Paradise Island, which is driving other reporters mad with envy.

Additional Sources:

[i] Glynn Davies. (2002). A History of Money: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, p. 153-166. Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales Press; Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas. (1998). The Second Messiah: Templars, The Turin Shroud & The Great Secret of Freemasonry. London; Geoffrey Madeja. (2013). The Templar Code. History Channel. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHWLVKiCdNs; UK: Arrow Books; Winters, J. A. (2011). Oligarchy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

[ii] Bullock, Steven C. (1996). Revolutionary’s Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order. University of North Carolina Press.

[iii] James Rickards. (2012). Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis. New York; USA: Portfoliio/Penguin.

[iv] Steve Edwards. (2012). It’s the financial oligarchy, stupid: A study of Anglo-American news coverage during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts. (SEE Chapter 2). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5536; William Engdahl. (2004). A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (Rev. ed.). London, England: Pluto Press; William Engdahl. (2009). Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century. Wiesbaden, Germany: edition.engdahl; Nazemroaya, Madhi Darius. (2012). The Globalization of NATO. Atlanta, USA: Clarity Press; Pilger, John. (2007). The War on Democracy. Retrieved from http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/tuesday-festival-documentaries; Pilger, J. (2002). The New Rulers of the World. London: Verso; Pilger, J. & Lowry, A. (2001). The New Rulers of the World. Carlton Television.

[v] Hudson, M. (2010). The “Dollar Glut” Finances America’s global military build-up. In M. Chossudovsky & A. G. Marshall (Eds.), The global economic crisis: The great depression of the XXI Century (pp. 212-218). Montreal, Canada: Global Research Publishers.

[vi] Engdahl 2004: 127-141; 2009: 265-272); A Century of War; Engdahl 2009: 265-275). Gods of Money; Estulin (2009: 46). The True Story of the Bilderberg Group.

[vii] Brown, E. H. (2008). The Web of Debt; Edwards, Steve. (2012). It’s the financial oligarchy, stupid: A study of Anglo-American news coverage during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts. (SEE Chapter 2). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5536; David Graeber. (2012). Debt: The First 5,000 Years; Paul Grignon (2009). Money as Debt II. [Motion Picture]. Money as Debt. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsmbWBpnCNk; Michael Hudson. (2012, September 22). Modern Money & Public Purpose 1: The Historical Evolution of Money and Debt. ModernMoneyNetwork. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zEbo8PIPSc; Rowbotham, M. (1998). The Grip of Death: A Study in Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics.  Charlbury, England: Jon Carpenter; Still, W.T. (2009). The Secrets of Oz [Motion Picture] The Money Masters. http://www.themoneymasters.com/ or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI

[viii] Consumer inflation measures only the increase in the cost of ‘goods’ over time, while the costs of ‘assets,’ such as land, buildings and machinary are ignored Rowbotham. (1998). The Grip of Death, p.292; Brown. (2008). The Web of Debt, p. 30-31; Grignon. (2009). Money as Debt II. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsmbWBpnCNk

[ix] Brown, E. H. (2008). The Web of Debt; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. (1994). Modern money mechanics: A workbook on bank reserves and deposit expansion. Retrieved from http://ia700202.us.archive.org/3/items/ModernMoneyMechanics/MMM.pdf; Paul Grignon (2009). Money as Debt II. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsmbWBpnCNk; Griffin, G. E. (2008). The Creature from Jekyll Island; Rowbotham, M. (1998). The Grip of Death: A Study in Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics, p. 66; Rowbotham, M. (2000). Goodbye America!: Globalization, Debt and the Dollar System, p. 90. Charlbury, England: Jon Carpenter.

 

Harry Potter Breaks Hollywood Gag-clauses

Harry Potter breaks Warner Brothers gag-clauses. The wizard reveals What Must Not Be Spoken in the News Media Anywhere in the Muggle World. Here, for the first time, the shocking truth behind why one of the world’s most famous wizards was forced to live a double life as Daniel Radcliffe in the Muggle World since he signed with the Hollywood movie studio. Potter spoke on the record with investigative journalist Sophia-Bigg-Storm about how the White House-Hollywood-Military-Media Propaganda Complex censored all wizards and witches who appeared in the Harry Potter movies from talking about a 900-year old Wizard-Goblin Bankers’ War waged for financial control of the Muggle World.

Epic Storm Brewing: US President Barack Obama and New Zealand Prime Minister (& ex-banker) John Key read about the suppression of Harry Potter’s interview following his stormy rendezvous with Snoopman News.

Epic Storm Brewing: US President Barack Obama and New Zealand Prime Minister (& ex-banker) John Key read about the suppression of Harry Potter’s interview following his stormy rendezvous with Snoopman News.

 

By Sophia Bigg-Storm, 19 July 2014

Raining on the Dark Wizards’ Parades

Wizard Harry Potter has shocked the Dark Forces of the Magical Realm that rule over the Muggle World. The shock is not because Harry Potter spoke about the double life he has lived as Daniel Radcliffe in the Muggle World since he signed with the Warner Brothers movie studio to make the Harry Potter film series. Every muggle kid over the age of big six has worked this out and told their parents.

Rather, Potter has rocked the White House-Hollywood-Military-Media Propaganda Complex because he has spoken to a non-aligned news-outlet located in the Muggle World about an epic war being fought between Dark Wizards and Goblins. (It is a war fought mostly between males, because they dominate the top positions of banking and most other institutions).

This war has intensified in the last four decades.[i] In short, these  creatures are using their magical powers to fight over the politics of money. Bless.

Potter stated that Warner Brothers movie studio had written gag-clauses into all the wizards and witches contracts, including his and his co-stars’ witch, Hermione Granger and wizard, Ron Weasley. The Hollywood executives anticipated as the magically gifted stars grew older, they would learn about the Wizard-Goblin’s Bankers’ War and likely try to alert entertainment-hungry naïve muggles about it. The wizard said they tried on numerous occasions to tell muggle reporters, but they would think the three young wizards were playing on the accepted separation between make-believe and make-real.

Furthermore, Potter explained key insiders of the world’s major news outlets have access to the major magical-stream media newspaper, the Daily Prophet, and like the world’s political leaders, they are well-briefed on the Wizard-Goblin Bankers’ War. The wizard said these key insiders were offered interviews with numerous wizards and witches, but all rebuffed the opportunities, except The Washington Post, whose reporter fantisized about scooping Magicgate, but was too caged in conformity and ‘chickened-out’ at the last minute.

Moreover, Potter’s interview with the non-aligned news outlet Snoopman News in Auckland New Zealand, was sent to all the world’s major news outlets via the Daily Prophet newspaper and a planet-wide muggle media blackout on the scoop followed. We also checked with our secret contacts in the Obama administration, who checked White House transcripts of phone calls, memos and other communications that are currently blocked from being ritualistically leaked. Those sources confirmed Harry Potter’s story, but could not risk providing communications at this time.

Fraternal Friends: The world’s major muggle-stream media outlets maintain a black-out on the Wizard-Goblin Bankers’ War.

Fraternal Friends: The world’s major muggle-stream media outlets maintain a black-out on the Wizard-Goblin Bankers’ War.

Because of this worldwide censorship by unofficial means, numerous Light-working Wizards and Witches decided that it was time to break the Ministry of Magic’s law. That law stipulates that wizard and witches Must Not Reveal to Muggles the Magical Realm.

But, the Light-working Wizards and Witches decided that unless they did, muggles would become enslaved forever by debt. To this end, Harry Potter was sent via a hi-speed magnetized train network that runs through a natural tunnel labyrinth within the Earth’s crusty rock, to a far-flung outpost of the American Empire, the New Zealand economy.

Potter said, “We’ve been extremely concerned about the fight between Dark Witches and Wizards and their enemies, the Goblin Bankers for some time.” A capitalist fraternity of Dark Wizards and Witches had struggled, throughout time and between the magical and muggle realms, with Goblin bankers for world domination, he said.[ii]

 

World Domination by Finance

The famous wizard said that the American Empire has used its military power to force or coerce nearly every country in the world to trade oil in US dollars, during an interview that took place at night on the mean streets of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, in the middle of a week-long storm.

Harry Potter said, “[t]he US dollar, which has been the world’s unofficial world currency since World War II, has been backed by the United States’ muggle military, and not gold or silver as it has been at various times.”[iii] By making the US dollar the central currency to trade oil, the world has, in effect, been financing the Dark Wizard’s militarization of the far-flung planet, Potter explained.[iv]

War Tree Wand: President Obama carries his wand when in transit in case the Dark Wizards order another war.

War Tree Wand: Obama carries his wand when in transit in case the Dark Wizards order another war.

As audacious as that plot is, the Fraternity of Dark Wizard bankers and their rival Goblin bankers have burdened the world with debt to the tune of over $100 trillion.[v] Potter stated, “The Fraternities of Dark Wizard and Goblin Bankers have captured most nation states during the last nine centuries  through wars and terrorism, and other forms of traumatizing drama, including financial, economic and psychological warfare, with religious beliefs playing a major supporting role.[vi]

Their purpose has been to ensure that spineless governments borrow off the spiffily-dressed  bankers, rather than control the issuance of the currencies and credit through their dimly-lit state treasuries, Potter said.[vii] As a result, most governments lack the sovereign power to supply their jurisdictions with the right proportion of debt-free currency and interest-free credit to facilitate the creation of resilient, sustainable and peaceful grown-up societies.[viii]

It gets worse.

The rivalrous Dark Wizards and Goblin Bankers all over the world ensure the supply of cash is scarce. “Due to this enforced scarcity, most muggles are restricted from earning enough and they are coerced to borrow from the banking fraternities,” Potter said.[ix]

The Light-working wizard stated the Dark Wizard and Goblin bankers do not actually lend money they have when they brazenly make loans. It turns out that credit is simply magical money conjured into existence out of annoyingly thin air at the time naïve muggle ‘borrowers’ agree to make payments in the future to service the ‘loan’.[x]

Sellers of goods and services bought on credit deposit the credit funds throughout the banking system. These funds get counted as new deposits. The banks use the deposits “to buy interest-bearing treasury securities, corporate bonds and other financial instruments, like shares” to earn income off. It’s upon that base of deposits that banks make new ‘loans’, also conjured into existence out of annoyingly thin air.[xi]

“What this means,” explained Potter, “is that the entire Muggle race is forced to compete for the cash that the Dark Wizard and Goblin bankers keep scarce, in order to try to make enough money to pay the ‘loans’ and interest.”

“Because the Dark Capitalist Wizards, Witches and Goblins are so well-connected to their magical insiders working in politics, judiciaries, militaries, academia, ecclesiastical and media institutions, their spells over muggles are tricky to break”, Potter said with a raised eyebrow, indicating he could hardly believe how brazen this dark network of ‘has-beens’ has been fooling even low-level bean counters.[xii]

Credit Conjurer: Ex-Wall Street & London banker, John Key, as New Zealand's prime minister uses his Money Tree Wand to borrow $300m a week from a "foreign pixie" to keep the economy 'solvent'.

Credit Conjurer: Ex-Wall Street & London banker, John Key, as New Zealand’s prime minister uses his Money Tree Wand to borrow $300m a week from a “foreign pixie” to keep the economy ‘solvent’.

 

Dark Royalty Blood

We reached Britomart Train Station in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, and stepped into the wall at Platform 3 and One Third. We were now among the hubbub of the magical world in the underground Transcontinental Train Transport station.

Potter retrieved his wand and with the drying charm, exaresco, he made us dry again. We said goodbye. I saw what I thought was childrens’ purple water-colour paint on the pavement. “Purple paint,” I blurted to escape embarrassment of the fan-girlish feeling that came over me.

Harry followed my gaze and exclaimed “Wizard blood … or witch blood.”

“I thought witch and wizard blood was red,” I said.

“Not Dark Royalty blood,” said Potter, as we both tracked the purple blood splotches that started where I stood and led to the super-fast magnetic propulsion train, which took only three hours to travel to the opposite side of the planet. “It’s always purple!”

Dark Wizard or Witch Blood? Signs that a wounded Dark Royal boarded the fast train back to London.

Dark Wizard or Witch Blood? Signs that a wounded Dark Royal boarded the fast train back to London.

Potter boarded. “Be careful Harry,” I called.

I could see him following the trail of blood up an aisle, with his wand ready to zap at danger.

Potter swung around and I jumped. He opened a window. “Hermione wrote up notes and a list of references for you to use with the interview,” Potter called out, handing me a notebook with a green owl on the cover.

We both laughed hard. Harry Potter closed the carriage window a moment before the train bolted into the night throwing him hard against a seat.

I realized then that Harry Potter is one of the bravest, big-hearted people I have met. It would be shallow to write-off the risks that Potter takes simply because he is gifted with magical powers. To think that would mean to be suckered into the media persona conjured by J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers.

Most people of privilege, including middle-class muggles, are too scaredy-cat to investigate the truth behind ‘the news’ themselves.[xiii]

Whereas, Harry Potter is using his privilege to help muggles see that what little freedom they have is in peril and to believe in their own source of magic: intuition, imagination and inquisitiveness.

As I reached our world headquarters, where elves were cleaning the newsroom, control rooms and studios, I wondered what colour would be used to depict witches’ blood in tampon and sanitary-pad commercials in the magical realm.

I told some of the elves, that I had rescued from labour camps in South East Asia while investigating Santa’s vast network of sweat-shops, that Harry Potter had recognized the purple blood of a wizard or witch. They were cleaning the toilets.

The elves said they did know what colour witches’ period blood would be depicted. But they said it would certainly not be purple in commercials. Not with Wizards and male Goblins controlling darkly magical capitalism.

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Amazonian-American journalist Sophia Bigg-Storm tried to break the story that World I and World II were conjured by an Anglo-American Brotherhood who conspired to dominant the world by controlling oil and finance, through a system enforced by military aggression, subversion and other intrigues.  Bigg-Storm’s investigations were suppressed by her former employer, The National Enquirer,  a newspaper that movie critics think is just make-believe because it was depicted in the movie Citizen Kane. She was recently gifted Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth on a recent holiday to her ancestral home of Paradise Island, which is driving other reporters mad with envy.

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SEE: Harry Potter’s Suppressed Interview (Edited Transcript) at:
http://snoopman.net.nz/?p=1808

Story mirrored on Snoopman News at: http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/07/19/harry-potter-breaks-hollywood-gag-clause/

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INOCULATING “PORTRAIT OF A PRIME MINISTER”

Launch-day Set Piece: Smirking biographer John Roughan downplayed the political bias behind the book project on TV One‘s “Breakfast” news show.

Launch-day Set Piece: Smirking biographer John Roughan downplayed the political bias behind the book project on TV One‘s “Breakfast” news show.

By Snoopman

Denying the PR-Strategy Behind NZ PM’s ‘Unauthorised’ Bio

During an interview with the biographer of an ‘unauthorized’ bio on New Zealand’s prime minister John Key, “Breakfast” programme (June 26, 2014) host Rawdon Christie inoculated the key weakness of the book project: its inherent bias.

Inoculation is a public relations (PR) tactic where the weakness of the matter at hand is acknowledged, then quickly brushed aside. The intention is that news audience thinks nothing more of it, satisfied that there is nothing under-handed to see, as the documentary The Hollow Men showed.

The One News television broadcaster asked biographer John Roughan, a senior columnist for the corporately-biased New Zealand Herald, if he expected there would be criticism of the timing of the biography, given there is a general election in September.

Roughan downplayed the political strategy, essentially saying it was an economically motivated one. “We wanted to get the book out before an election, ’cause elections are so risky, anything can happen. And who knows where he’ll be in six months time. Right now, we think there’s an interest in him, there’s a market for knowing more about John Key and his life,” Roughan said.

While asking the biographer if there were a political conspiracy behind the timing of the book, Christie feigned to stammer as he asked the question.

“Yeah, but, ah, this isn’t some sort of, aah, political, aah, sort of a, conspiracy to try and give him some PR? Mind you, does he need the extra PR right now?” asked Christie smirking his way through the ‘stammering ritual’.

“No, he doesn’t,” said biographer John Roughan.

This part of the interview was the only place where the One News “Breakfast” host stammered in his performance. The ‘stammering ritual’ creates the effect that only those who have trouble stringing a sentence together would think such things.

Propaganda as Portrait: The biography was inoculated before book stores opened nationwide.

Propaganda as Portrait: The biography was inoculated before book stores opened nationwide.

 

Locating Conspiracy: The New Zealand Political Context

Conspiracies are secret agreements for political gain to the detriment of society. They can occur even where the projects are well-publicized. The vital point is the intent behind the project is hidden. Given that the Key government is advancing a Shock Doctrine ‘free market’ economic framework, such as nationwide state-housing evictions amid a ‘strategic sabotage of society’ to widen inequality, those key insiders behind this book are seeking to hide the purpose of their project, while ‘painting’ a propagandist portrait of John Key.

Christie’s ‘tell’ that he has just ‘successfully’ pulled off this vital ‘inoculation ritual’, is his “Umm” as he moves on. It is an unintentional stammer that P.R.-trained professionals and politicians do as they pass through the tricky bit.

State broadcaster One News has billed the biography as an ‘unauthorized bio’. Indeed, the One News “Breakfast” host asked, “It’s an unofficial biography is it?”, and did not wait for an answer. The biographer did not correct him either, but instead smirked. The article with the video clip explains it this way:

“The biography is unauthorised, meaning Mr Key wasn’t allowed to read it until it had gone to print, and wasn’t able to veto any of the copy. However, he did give extensive interviews for it.”

In a parallel universe to the Media Propaganda-Public Relations-Psychological Operations State-Corporate Complex, an ‘unauthorized biography’ means a work about the life of a person that is written without their help. ‘Help’ is a word that is best friends with the word ‘cooperation’. Yet, as the biographer himself acknowledges, John Key provided several lengthy interviews for the book project!

Best Friends Tweet: Snoopman News explains to One News that the difference between (un)authorized in a biography project is to do with how friendly help is cooperation.

Best Friends Tweet: Snoopman News explains to One News that the difference between (un)authorized in a biography project is to do with how friendly help is cooperation.

Whilst at face value there is nothing wrong with writing a biased biography that is promoted as an opportunity to make the most of ‘market interest’, there is something deeply wrong with two major media outlets colluding to downplay the inherent political strategy in the lead up to the September 20 nationwide election.

It is also disturbing given it occurs amid the continued application of the Shock Doctrine, a stealthy project that is used to mete-out a ‘strategic sabotage of society’, while the dominant coalitions of capitalists accumulate more power through outsized economic gain made by exploiting engineered economic crises.

Furthermore, it is disturbing because this unacknowledged application of the Shock Doctrine is a conspiracy that has involved both National and Labour-led governments since 1984. It relies on mass populaces everywhere not knowing about it, as Canadian journalist Naomi Klein states in the documentary, The Shock Doctrine.

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By day, Snoopman works undercover as an ordinary mortal, editing news at a television station. By night, Snoopman researches the wicked deeds of the powerful, and is Editor-in-Chief at Snoopman News. (See Snoopman News for pictures and sourced references).

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The inoculation tactic is at the 2 minute 30 second mark: John Key ‘lives life on the edge’ – biographer at: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/john-key-lives-life-edge-biographer-6012513

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Other Sources:

The Hollow Men at: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/the-hollow-men-2008

The Difference Between Authorized and Unauthorized Biographies

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/questions-and-quandaries/autobiography-writing/the-difference-between-authorized-and-unauthorized-biographies

For a definition on conspiracies, see page 21 of “It’s the Financial Oligarchy, Stupid” at http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/5536

Barry, Alistair. (1995). Someone Else’s Country. [Motion Picture]. Vanguard Films. Retrieved from http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/someone-elses-country-1996; Barry, Alistair. (2002). In a Land of Plenty. [Motion Picture]. Vanguard Films. Retrieved from http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/in-a-land-of-plenty-2002 [In 5-part video segments].

Snoopman. (2014, June 6). Hate Speech Defends NZ PM’s Alliances. Snoopman News. Retrieved fromhttp://snoopman.net.nz/2014/06/06/hate-speech-defends-pms-alliances/

Whitecross, M & Winterbottom, A. (Directors) & Eaton, A. (Producer). The Shock Doctrine 2009 [Motion picture].  A Renegade Pictures/Revolution Films Production. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iW1SHPgUAQ.

 

Related:  See “Conjuring the Smiling Assassin” at Snoopman News
http://snoopman.net.nz/?p=1610
#KeyBStardProject

 

Conjuring the Smiling Assassin

A Money Tree Wand. An ex-banker’s note book of spells. Objects of a double life. A financial wizard who was just a muggle with no magical ability. A wizard comedian willing to train the ex-banker in the Dark Arts of Wizard Bastardry. Now, the banker is running a country and the comedian is dead. Enter, an Amazonian reporter packing Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. This is the incredible story of how wizard comedian Rik Mayall conjured the ‘smiling assassin’, AKA John Key, New Zealand’s prime minister. Although numerous parliamentary press reporters in New Zealand witnessed John Key’s Lasso of Truth Interview, none have run stories to expose the shocking truth. The NewStatesman, in association with Snoopman News, reports the intrigue here.

From Muggle to Wizard: Ex-Banker’s Suppressed Lasso of Truth Interview.

From Muggle to Wizard: Ex-Banker’s Suppressed Lasso of Truth Interview.

Written by Simon Twoleftfeet, 21 June 2014

(Based on Reporting by Sophia Bigg-Storm)

 

English Comedian, Rik Mayall, who died on June 9 in London, once trained New Zealand’s current prime minister, John Key, in the Dark Art of Wizard Bastardry, while the former investment banker-turned politician started work at Merrill Lynch in London.

John Key, who has been prime minister of New Zealand for nearly six years and whose net-worth is estimated to be $50 million, was head of global foreign exchange at Merrill Lynch in the square mile financial district of the City of London, between 1995 and 2001. During this time at Merrill Lynch, he became known among staff as the ‘smiling assassin’, evidently because he maintained a smile while firing hundreds of staff as the impacts of the Wall St-Washington-City-of-London Complex-engineered Asian financial crisis caught up with the global-scale investment bank. Or, so the tale went.

It has emerged that Key’s killer smile originally came from Rik Mayall. More specifically, it was inspired by a character Rik Mayall played, Alan Beresford B’Stard, an ambitiously greedy, obnoxious and scruple-deficient Conservative Party MP, in the British television satire series, The New Statesman (1987-1992). The fictional Tory MP is one of British comedy’s best-known bastards.

Comic Wizard: Mayall’s fans did not realize he used magic to be funny.

Comic Wizard: Mayall’s fans did not realize he used magic to be funny.

Beginning in the northern winter of 1995, Key met Mayall once a week on Wednesday nights, a day the pair called “Wicked Wednesday’s”, for private tutorials that began at the Mayall’s family home. The instruction Mayall gave Key was more than the usual techniques of acting, such as knowing your character inside out.

The tuition quickly became occult when Mayall discovered Key did not know a thing about magic.

Mayall met Key when the investment banker accosted the comedian at the old world headquarters of the BBC, in reception. Key propositioned Mayall to teach him “bastard tricks”. But because Key, like most New Zealanders, slurs his vowels even when sober, the English comedian thought the former bond and derivatives trader was telling him that a consignment of bio-engineered sheep were held up in busted trucks.

Evidently, Mayall’s reaction was to pull his famous ‘glare face’, and he flashed a look at a BBC security guard, Bob Batton-Wheelder, to remove the hazard because he thought Key was mad. But, when the former BBC security guard, translated Key’s request, Mayall raised his eye-brow. Batton-Wheelder says Mayall’s devious grin grew as he heard Key say clear enough, “I’ve got loads of money. I’m a banker.” Key told Mayall he wanted to be New Zealand’s leading statesman.

Messianic Victory Gesture: Mayall taught Key how to be ‘God’s gift to your nation’. Key, an atheist, mucked up the gesture.

Messianic Victory Gesture: Mayall taught Key how to be ‘God’s gift to your nation’. Key, an atheist, mucked up the gesture.

 

The Key B’Stard Project

Following Mayall’s sudden death after a jog, a former chief economist at Chase Manhattan Bank informed an up-start news outlet from far-flung New Zealand, Snoopman News, that New Zealand’s current prime minister had at one time been friends with Rik Mayall. Snoopman News immediately deployed two journalists, one to interview the source of the tip-off, Professor Michael Hudson from the University of Missouri, and another to interview New Zealand’s prime minister, John Key.

At first Key was cagey about his relationship with Rik Mayall, but fortunately the reporter, Sophia Bigg-Storm, anticipated the prime minister’s famous defence mechanisms. Being part-Amazonian, her native people gave her a gift so precious, most reporters would kill for it: Wonder Women’s Lasso of Truth.

Bigg-Storm mentioned to Key that she was part Amazonian. Key’s replied in all seriousness, “Midas, I always wanted to go there!” Having distracted the prime minister with the male fantasy of being holed up on an island inhabited exclusively by gorgeous women, Bigg-Storm left her cleavage unguarded for gorkelling, providing further distraction so that the intrepid reporter could slip the Lasso of Truth over the prime minister’s head, before his skull-encased brain knew what was happening.

When Key said, “You got a great rack”, Bigg-Storm knew the lasso worked.

Honest John: Under the influence of Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth.

Honest John: Under the influence of Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth.

Under the influence of the Lasso of Truth, John Key divulged that he and his wife, Bronagh, shared Christmas Eve of 1995 with Rik Mayall and his wife, Barbara. The Mayall’s gave John a magic wand, and Bronagh, a magic broom. The Key’s did not realize they were real and thought it was “just funny.”

Rik Mayall teased John Key saying, “it’s what every banker secretly wishes for, the power to conjure money in every land out of annoyingly thin air.” The English comedian had assumed that the investment banker was a financial wizard, of the magical kind.

When Rik Mayall realized John Key was just a muggle, he resolved to mentor the banker in the Dark Art of Wizard Bastardry. But, the only way for a wizard (or witch) to bestow muggles with wizard (or witch) powers that have no innate magical ability is to give them regular blood transfusions. Hence, ‘The Key B’Stard Project’, as the pair called it, required that they meet every week and use the time for tuition, while Key absorbed wizard blood.

 

Under the Influence of the Lasso of Truth

Under the tuition of Wizard Rik Mayall, John Key received what was essentially a post-graduate degree in dark magic. For three months they met at Mayall’s home, and then after that at the Leaky Cauldron tavern, 0n Daring Road, in London. Mayall had lent his Invisibility Cloak to Key so that he would not be seen entering or leaving his home or the tavern.

Spelling for Bad: Ex-Merrill Lynch Wizard Banker’s note book.

Spelling for Bad: Ex-Merrill Lynch Wizard Banker’s note book.

Mayall instructed Key to swat up on spells. The investment banker found himself fixated at first on the ones beginning with S, such as the Stealth Sensoring Spell, Specialis Revelio  and the classic Switching Spell. Key said he found himself “quite subconsciously” striking vertical lines “through each of the ‘S’s transforming them into dollar signs.”

“That’s was when I hit upon the idea of running the Muggle-Wizarding currency exchange unit at the goblin-run Gringotts Wizarding Bank”, the former Merrill Lynch banker said, smiling the assassin’s smile.

Mapping Fortunes: Merrill Lynch banker John Key dared to know Who’s Who in the Magical Realm and Muggles World That Goblin Bankers Must Not Name.

Mapping Fortunes: Merrill Lynch banker John Key dared to know Who’s Who in the Magical Realm and Muggles World That Goblin Bankers Must Not Name.

Because he knew the goblins would not let any human, especially a muggle, run Gringotts Wizarding Bank, he used the Specialis Revelio spell to gain the leverage he needed. Specialis Revelio, which wizards and witches use to reveal an objects secrets or magical properties, is Key’s favorite spell.

Merrill Lynch’s head of global foreign exchange was able to locate the financial claims to wealth not only hidden within the City of London’s financial district. Key was also able to track and tabulate the wealth stored in Gringotts Wizarding Bank and, most importantly, the biggest fortunes: Their Identities The Bankers Must Not Name To Whom They Belonged.

Not Just Fiction: Security camera footage of Gringotts Bank, City of London, released by the Ministry of Magic following an official information request.

Not Just Fiction: Security camera footage of Gringotts Bank, City of London, released by the Ministry of Magic following an official information request.

“I mapped the secret magical riches stashed in the enchanted City of London. As any Muggle cartographer will tell you, new maps of the world are valuable tools for conquest,” said Key gleefully.

Key got to run the Muggle-Wizarding currency exchange at Gringotts.

“The hilarious thing is you see this vast network of vaults and magic carts traveling on tracks depicted in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and the world’s movie-going Muggles think it’s just fiction” said Key chuckling.

Tool of Conquest: Financial Wizard John Key used the Specialis Revelio spell to map Gringotts’ labyrinthine tunnel network below London’s financial district.

Tool of Conquest: Financial Wizard John Key used the Specialis Revelio spell to map Gringotts’ labyrinthine tunnel network below London’s financial district.

Under the influence of the Lasso of Truth, Key revealed that a Fraternity of Dark Capitalist Wizards evade taxes and move capital freely in the Muggles World. Indeed, they have constructed a Worldwide Financial Wizard Haven Complex that is sponsored by many Muggles states, including the United Kingdom and the United States. “Meanwhile, Muggles pay taxes”, said Key.

These Financial Wizard Havens have sprung up wherever there was a goblin bank. “That’s what the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 was really about”, said Key. “There’s a financial war going on between goblins and financial wizards for control of the banks, and in-turn to control whole societies through debt. The wizards working with the light side of the force are trying to stop it”, said Key, matter-of-factly. But, because events behind ‘the news’ are controlled by highly-networked Dark Wizard Satirists, Muggle journalists, editors and current affairs hosts fail to realize the extent to which their attempts to inform the vegged-out Muggle populations are undermined.

B’Stard Hand Gestures: Interjecting in an interview to reiterate you are right, often, gets you safely through to the ads. In these studio interviews, is Rik Mayall as Alan B’Stard (left), points the ‘finger of blame’; and John ‘Hold-on’ Key as Himself (right, always).

B’Stard Hand Gestures: Interrupting to reiterate being right, often, gets bastards safely through to the ads. In these studio interviews, is Rik Mayall as Alan B’Stard (left), points the ‘finger of blame’; and John ‘Hold-on’ Key as Himself (right, always).

 

Borrowing from a Foreign Pixie

In January 2011, when John Key announced selling state-owned assets, including four power companies, the justification that he provided was that New Zealand was borrowing $300 million a week from a ‘foreign pixie’. When pressed about why a government lacks the sovereign power to make its own money debt-free, Key said, “the cover story is that politicians would just print too much money and thereby make the currency worthless.”

But, he said cheerfully that what the Global Credit Boom of 1991 to 2007 really showed was that a Fraternity of Dark Wizard and Witch Bankers had done exactly that and when the boom turned to bust, they simply burdened tax-paying Muggles with the bill.

“”The truth is,” said Key, “a Fraternity of Dark Wizard and Witch Bankers has gained control over almost every nation through wars and terrorism, and other forms of coercion, including financial and economic warfare. This Fraternity of Dark Capitalist Wizards, of which I am one, have always been superior central planners than anything the communist Muggles states have been able to pathetically conjure. We call our methods of military violence, covert terrorism and coercion, the Shock Doctrine.”

Shock Treatments: Military violence, economic warfare and propaganda are required to spread the ‘economic medicine’ of ‘free markets’.

Shock Treatments: Military violence, economic warfare and propaganda are required to spread the ‘economic medicine’ of ‘free markets’.

While bound to be honest by the power of the enchanted golden chord, John Key said it was remarkable that Muggles everywhere had failed to gain back most of their ancestral lands lost over centuries of conquest by the Dark Wizards. He said, “Muggles are such suckers for war propaganda that they’ve come to believe war is a part of human nature. Really?” Key said chuckling, for rhetorical effect. “If war is just a part of human nature, then how come Hitler had to shout so hard?” he guffawed.

“Through these various kinds of warfare,” Key continued once his assassin’s smile had regained control of his face, “the Dark Wizards and Witches have come to own vast tracts of land and control much of the rest collectively, under the construct of nation states, and other smaller and larger political units. By engineering these crises, these Dark Forces have accumulated enormous power, and they use it to ensure that cash in any economy is scarce”, smiling like as an assassin with an aesthetic taste for mayhem.

The ex-Wizard banker also disclosed that Wizard Bankers practicing the Dark Arts of Wizard Bastardry long ago “found a way to conjure magical money out of annoyingly thin air”, Key said. By this Key meant credit. “And because the Fraternity of Dark Wizards and Witches own most of the media,” New Zealand’s prime minister continued, “we can out produce pesky professors and professionals who try to expose what is essentially the framework for a debt-enslavement system.”

Mechanisms of Coercion: 63,000 rich and super-rich people possess $39 trillion in wealth, while 800 million people are starving.

Mechanisms of Coercion: 63,000 rich and super-rich people possess $39 trillion in wealth, while 800 million people are starving.

“Common words associated with banking such as ‘loans’, ‘lending’ and ‘borrower’, are used as marketing tools to deceive the Muggles populace,” explained New Zealand’s prime minister, as though somewhere deep inside it was paining him to ‘unpeel’ this layer of the ‘banking onion’. “Banks don’t actually lend the money they receive as deposits.”

“Only gullible Muggles would be stupid enough to think that the loans they take out with banks are actually the funds of other people’s savings. In fact, credit is just funds borrowed into existence,” he said chuckling under the magically-enchanted Lasso of Truth. Where before, Key pretended to care when he had been questioned over important issues like ‘child poverty’, and agreed that the houses that poor people lived in could be better insulated (NewStatesman Editor’s Note: It is incredible that no one in New Zealand’s news media asked John Key where poor children would get the money to insulate their parents’ rented homes, especially as he rejected the idea of child welfare payments, which they could have used to fund the work. After all, his government is subsidizing landlords, who are the beneficiaries of over a billion dollars a year, for charging too much rent. Indeed, the NewStatesman notes that the ‘debate’ on ‘child poverty’ would be over if New Zealand’s media stopped ‘naming the victim’ and called the issue by its correct name, ‘greedy grown-ups’).

Key explained that banks use most of the money they receive as deposits “to buy interest-bearing treasury securities, corporate bonds and other financial instruments, like shares.”

The ex-Wizard banker also revealed that Dark Wizards use the Stupefying Spell on all loan contracts, credit cards and associated advertising.”

Greedy B’Stards: Alan B’Stard enjoyed cash, while wizard banker John Key used magic to conjure credit.

Greedy B’Stards: Alan B’Stard enjoyed cash, while wizard banker John Key used magic to conjure credit.

It seems that bankers from the Magical Realm are sticklers for balancing the books, as far as it suits them. Forests of money trees grow wherever real forests of the Muggles World have been destroyed by Muggles for economic gain (often under a spell). Furthermore, if a wizard banker desires to gain more wealth in the Wizard World, it is crucial that he possesses a Money Tree Wand that is made of wood from the same land to be exploited. Such wands also have to be made in the same land the wood came from too.

Not surprisingly, in the circumstances, John Key possesses a Money Tree Wand, made of Kauri wood, that he cut from a young sapling growing under a great Kauri tree called Tāne Mahuta, that lives in the far north of New Zealand. In addition to exploiting a land for economic gain, and the power that confers, Money Tree Wands can be used for all other spells.

Banker’s Best Friend: John Key’s kauri wood Money Tree Wand for magicking money into existence.

Banker’s Best Friend: John Key’s kauri wood Money Tree Wand for magicking money into existence.

 

A Wizards’ Falling Out

It turns out that the last time John Key saw Rik Mayall was shortly after the English comedian had his alleged quad bike accident in April 1998, an accident that fractured his skull. But, John Key divulged that Mayall fell from his broomstick, because the young dark wizard banker stiff-armed the comedian who gave chase because Key threatened to blow up his house.

Mayall and Key had an altercation one morning when Key was flying on Bronagh’s broomstick to work following the Thames River, under the cover of Mayall’s Invisibility Cloak. Mayall was furious with Key when he found out that the Anglo-American Dark Wizards of Banking had caused the Asian Financial Crisis that started in 1997.

“He could see that such a criminal group, if left at-large, would plot bigger and bolder power crimes”, said Key. Mayall wanted Key to blow the whistle. As they flew at speed under London Bridge as it was being raised to allow a ship to pass through, Key said, “Look Rik, it’s not going to happen. I’m making fuckloads of money, beyond my darkest happy dreams. And besides, its fun watching Muggles struggle up here from Bronagh’s broomstick.”

Broom Chase: Rik Mayall pursued John Key as they rode magic brooms at high speed under Tower Bridge, London, while arguing about financial wizardry.

Broom-stick Chase: Rik Mayall pursued John Key as they rode magic brooms at high speed under Tower Bridge, London, while arguing about financial wizardry.

Key said he could tell Mayall was going to keep following him to work and make a scene. Merrill was deep in Dark Financial Wizardry like the rest of the Dark Wizards’ global banking cartel.

Then the chase was on to the Mayall’s house and the English comedian attempted to zap his prodigee with attack spells. Although Bronagh’s broomstick was faster than Mayall’s, Key said he could only avoid the comedian “unfunny zaps” for so long. When Key was near Mayall’s house, he stopped abruptly in mid-air, jolted his arm out and braced himself for the impact.

But, whether through cunning, indifference or forgetfulness, Mayall had failed to tell Key there was one draw-back to being a Muggle without any innate magical ability that is mentored to become a wizard or witch. Mayall did not tell Key that if a mentor wizard dies, a muggle who has received wizard blood, because of the established lack of natural magical powers, will steadily lose magical strength.

“As soon as Rik hit the ground I lost control of Bronagh’s broom. I crashed into a pond”, said Key.

Key gave Mayall blood transfusions covertly during the night under the watchful eye of two great light-working wizards, Dumbledore and Gandalf. Throughout these visits, Key smiled and that is how he became known as the ‘smiling assassin’.

Smarmy Statesmen: Mayall found showing Key how to smile smarmily was the easiest thing to teach the banker. It became later known as the ‘smiling assassin’ smile, ostensibly because he smiled when firing hundreds of his staff.

Smarmy Statesmen: Mayall found showing Key how to smile smarmily was the easiest thing to teach the banker. It became later known as the ‘smiling assassin’ smile, ostensibly because he smiled when firing hundreds of his staff.

It was during this time when Mayall faced-off Death, with the help of Dumbledore and Gandalf, that Merrill Lynch’s financial trading deals started to unravel. The bank blamed the Russian debt default of August 1998, as a result of the Asian financial contagion, but the real problem was Key’s charms failed during that crucial five day period when Mayall was in a coma. When word got out some months later that his nickname was the smiling assassin, Key said it just because he had smiled while he fired hundreds of staff and was the “last London manager standing.”

Since Rik Mayall died properly this time on June 9 2014, most of John Key’s powers have gone. The prime minister of Middle Earth, as New Zealand is also known, said the first to go are the attacking powers, and then eventually all the powers of defence. At interviews-end, Key performed a Reducio charm on himself with his kauri-wood Money Tree Wand, while holding onto a nearby door handle to his office. In a moment, Key shrank himself so small that he could stand on the door handle, and then he plunged and pulled himself into the keyhole and disappeared into the room.

Through his keyhole, he grumbled to be left alone because he needed to find another Dark Wizard to be his wizard blood donor. The parliamentary press gallery reporters that had gathered around and witnessed this interview appeared to be having a cognitive dissonance reaction, which commonly afflicts Muggles when they are confronted with information that conflicts with the darkly satirical news stories they are regularly fed by mainstream Muggle media outlets that the Dark Wizards control.

 

Wizards and Witches Wish for Mutiny

The Professor who provided the tip-off that Rik Mayall and John Key had a past together, Michael Hudson at the University of Missouri, said that many wizard and witches were preparing to whistle blow on the Dark Wizards and Witches that had enslaved the world in debt. The professor said, “what whistle blowers needed right now was the support of the public.” (He regards the term Muggles as derogatory).

Grizzly Gandalf: Great Wizard Gandalf was furious when he found out the Dark Wizard John Key had become Middle Earth’s political leader.

Grizzly Gandalf: Great Wizard Gandalf was furious when he found out the Dark Wizard John Key had become Middle Earth’s political leader.

Those Light-working Wizards and Witches, who have evidence to reveal, need to see a heightened interest in such power crimes from ordinary people.

Wizard Gandalf, who had once mentored Hudson, agreed saying, “My wish for Muggles and Hobbits all around the world is this: Be Revolting!”

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This satirical story is a tribute to Rik Mayall, a comic genius who inspired us all at Snoopman News to try to be funny everyday, even while we can’t forget that we are being fucked in arse by bankers, and mindful that too many vegged-out Muggles and Hobbits don’t know about the Dark Wizards to ‘give a shit’.

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Rich-Lister ‘Dog-Whistles’ – “Screaming Skull”

I Spy with My Little Eye Something Beginning with D: Uniting Against a Common Enemy? Or ‘Dog-Whistling’ to manipulate the public to unite against the ‘rat-bag left’?

I Spy with My Little Eye Something Beginning with D: Uniting Against a Common Enemy? Or ‘Dog-Whistling’ to manipulate the public to unite against the ‘rat-bag left’?

Drones. Dissent. Disturbances. And a screaming skull? Huh? Ooh riiight, it’s a newspaper columnist feigning liberal ideals while deploying Orwellian language! And the columnist is a wealthy property tycoon. Now Snoopman gets it. The property tycoon’s beef is with a social justice activist. Through his column, the property tycoon attempted to manufacture the public’s consent. The thrust of his opinion-shaping opinion piece was that a peaceful candlelight vigil to oppose the far-flung Drone Wars amounted to the offence of … disturbing the peace. (OMG-racious-God-of-’Free-Market’-Residential-Property-Values-in-Posh-Suburbs; it’s-a-Sacrilege-to-the-Swish-New-Global-Religion-that-is-Conquering-Them-All: Capitalism!) [Breathe] The property tycoon, Bob Jones, referred to the activist, John Minto, as a “screaming skull”, thereby implying the church service-like demonstration outside New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s house was an unruly event. Snoopman interrogates the wealthy columnist’s opinion piece, and finds it qualifies as bona fide hate speech and that it breached the peace. (Contents: Contains liberal traces of sarcasm and a satirical ending).

Hate Speech: Capital city property tycoon Sir Bob Jones deploys a derogatory slur, by calling seasoned activist John Minto a “screaming skull” in his newspaper column.

Hate Speech: Capital city property tycoon Sir Bob Jones deploys a derogatory slur, calling seasoned activist John Minto a “screaming skull” in his newspaper column.

By Snoopman, 12 June 2014.

 

NZ Herald publishes property tycoon’s malicious attack on activist

New Zealand’s most famous property tycoon, Sir Bob Jones, who resides in the capital city, Wellington, has outdone himself in his weekly New Zealand Herald column, with a ranting piece titled, “A message to screaming John Minto: Shut Up” on June 3. [1]

In his attack on one of New Zealand’s leading activists for social justice, peace and the construction of sustainable societies beyond permanent war, Bob Jones claims that John Minto has disturbed the peace because he protested recently outside the Prime Minister’s residence. This is ironic, given that Jones referred to the activist that lead New Zealand’s anti-apartheid movement during the 1981 South African Springbok rugby tour, a “screaming skull”.

Jones’ ‘screaming skull’ putdown is ironic because Minto, along with other activists, is committed to contributing to the construction of a war-free world, closing wealth gaps, and stopping myriad other social injustices, environmental calamities and assaults on human needs, he knows that you have to be creative, provocative and tenacious in order to counter abuses of power, whether they be by economic, political, military or media institutions. So, to infer that Minto’s activism is mindless by referring to him as a “screaming skull” is slanderous.

It is also a ritual of animosity that fulfilled a necessary propagandist tactic; that is, to satisfy an ideological function known as distortion. This function is deployed in order manipulate emotions, such as anger, fear and hate.

Rehashing a Sexist Slur: In the olden days of popular culture's formative years, female pop singers were referred to as screaming skulls by men who knew any better.

Re-hashing a Sexist Slur: In the olden days, during popular culture’s formative years, female pop singers were referred to as screaming skulls by men who perceived a threat to patriarchal power.

Female singers used to be the target of this derogatory slur when pop music was taking off. So, it is great that Sir Robert Jones has changed with the times. Bless. (Snoopman News Editor’s note: For the benefit of the NSA, the largest US spy agency, that is currently seeking a company to develop software to detect sarcasm in online communications, this paragraph is rife with sarcasm. An editorial entitled Sarcasm 101 in an Orwellian World: An iPad Quick Guide to Sardonic Wit for Dense Spies and Spook Bots is forthcoming).

Returning to this analysis of what is actually a local example of pandemic assaults on civil liberties worldwide, Minto was protesting, along with a small group of about 40 activists, New Zealand’s support of the United States’ and the United Kingdom’s drones in places such as Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The remote attacks by high altitude remotely-flown vehicles inevitably kill innocent people.[2] For instance, in August 2011, the British-based Bureau of Investigative Journalists (TBIJ) reported on civilian casualties caused by US drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004. They found that 175 children were among at least 392 civilians out of more than 2,347 killed by US drone attacks.[3] As drones watchdog group Drone Wars UK point out, the rapid and growing development of surveillance and armed drones reduces a fundamental restraint on warfare, by negating the risk of the loss of life in battle for belligerent state actors possessing this power resource.

Minto and others argue that drone attacks amount to extra-judicial killings. Human rights lawyers, and human rights groups such as Amnesty International hold the same position.

One Strike, Your Out: Human rights lawyers argue that drone strike deaths constitute extra-judicial killings, but it’s hard to argue with Obama’s jury cloning powers.

One Strike, Your Out: Human rights lawyers argue that drone strike deaths constitute extra-judicial killings, but it’s hard to argue with Obama’s jury cloning powers.

Indeed, when asked about the anti-drone protest out side his home, Key stated, “For the most part drone strikes have been an effective way of prosecuting people that are legitimate targets“. (Snoopman News Editor’s emphasis). Key’s replacement here of the word execution with prosecution is in keeping with the change in the meaning of words, that has quickened with the deployment of ‘free market’ economic frameworks around the world in the last half century, as Robert Pappas observed in his documentary Orwell Rolls in His Grave, and as Naomi Klein reported in her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

As of August 2011, the US Air Force had 268 Predator drones and 79 (of a planned 400) Reaper drones operating. The CIA also uses Predator drones, but true to this clandestine organization’s form, it is not known how many they have. The Predator and Reaper drones are made by US weapons manufacturer, General Atomics. Another US weapons manufacturer, Northrop Grumman, makes a drone called Global Hawk. The Reaper drone is equipped with four Hellfire missiles and two 500lb laser guided bombs.

None are equipped with an algorithm to prioritize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights over the execute commands of the brave human ‘pilots’ who are located at safe distances from the ‘theatre of war’, such as at Creech Federal Air Force base in Nevada, United States of America; or the Royal Air Force Waddington base in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. The Commanders-in-Chief of the United States, President Barack Hussein Obama (pictured above, in caricature), and the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II (not pictured, doesn’t do press conferences, is never interviewed, and can’t be tried in any of ‘Her’ realms), remain far-far away from their ‘theatres of war’.

But, thanks to the Global Media Complex, they can enjoy their fascist aesthetic for military violence on ‘the news’. Or by secure links, at a time and place of their choosing.

In response to the alleged breach of peace candlelight vigil, Key complained it was “not really cricket” to protest outside his “home environment”.

The recruitment of this sporting metaphor was ironic because the issue at stake regards a question of setting more parameters upon an allegedly ‘free society’. If only the TV news had segued to Terry Gilliam’s 1985 satire of a totalitarian state, Brazil, set “somewhere in the Twentieth Century”. In the film’s opening sequence, the Deputy Minister of Information, Eugene Helpman, is interviewed on television following another terrorism bombing in the city. Helpman is introduced on a TV set that is burning in a television shop-frontage that has just been blown up. The interviewer asks, “What do you think is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings?” In a British upper-class accent, Helpman replies:

Bad sportsmanship. A ruthless minority of people seems to have forgotten good old fashioned virtues. They just can’t stand seeing the other fella win. If these people would just play the game, they’d get a lot more out of life.

Bad sportsmanship: Deputy Minister of Information, Eugene Helpman claims “a ruthless minority … can’t stand seeing the other fella win”, in Terry Gilliam’s satirical dystopia, Brazil.

Bad Sportsmanship: Deputy Minister of Information, Eugene Helpman claims “a ruthless minority … can’t stand seeing the other fella win”, in Terry Gilliam’s satirical dystopia, Brazil.

Nu Zillun’s prime minister, John Key, famous for soberly slurring vowels, said in regard to the candlelight vigil that he was, “opposed to protests outside politician’s houses. My reason for that is there were plenty of opportunities for legitimate people who wanted to protest“. Here, Key asserted the anti-drone group lacked legitimacy because of the way they chose to demonstrate, rather than stay engaged with the issue. He could have, for instance, joined them outside, so that he could hear the speakers. But then, as the Minister of the state’s mass-surveillance agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), he could also listen to the involuntary recordings, if the Five Eyes’ spooks had been eavesdropping on the activists’ cellphones, without the NZ public knowing.

Key also mentioned it was his son’s birthday the day of the candlelight vigil. This emotive manipulation was actually a logical fallacy. Critics of the Drone Wars point out that numerous wedding parties have been ruined because family members and friends have been killed by drone strikes.[4]

New Zealand’s prime minister also routinely ignores the counter evidence. Another logical fallacy, that must have by now been categorized by a professor somewhere, surely!

The prime minister’s logically flawed arguments keep ‘good’ company. Jones’ response to the candlelight vigil is to argue for a legislative change that would give police the power to remove people demonstrating outside the prime minister’s residence. On the surface, it is because he is sick of seeing Minto and Co. on ‘the news’, or spoiling his enjoyment of the tennis because Minto protested outside the stadium where there was a player competing from a belligerent client state of the American Empire, like Israel. But, that is merely surface emotive appeal. Here, the wealthy property investor has deployed a function of ideology, called integration, wherein extraordinary individuals feign to be like ordinary people, which the wealthy property investor deploys to gain support from ordinary people.

In his high-profile New Zealand Herald columnist role, Jones complained of the inconvenience and, in his mind, an apparent offensive behaviour. The demonstration outside Key’s home involved, after-all, flames!

These flames, we can imagine, flickered with menace to “the greater good interest”.

The journalists present must have been complicit in this outrage. Evidently so were the police, who failed to see that the candle vigil was a sneaky tactic of Minto’s hating mob to disrupt peace, or so goes the jumble of hate speech that Jones typed. (What he did not type was the fact that the alleged peace he claims exists is a cosmetic one, against the backdrop of the permanent global war economy, as US foreign policy critic Noam Chomsky might say).

It’s not like the assembled were burning rubber tyres.

Just waxy-candles. The kind of candles people all around the world burn to remember the dead, and empathize with grieving loved ones, and privately wish, pray or cast spells for an end to war. No bombs were lobbed into Key’s walled compound either.

Waxy-Candles vs Drones: In decorum, the candlelight vigil outside Prime Minister’s John Key’s house to protest the Drones Wars was not that far different from war remembrance days vigils.

Waxy-Candles vs Drones: In decorum, the candlelight vigil outside Prime Minister’s John Key’s house to protest the Drones Wars was not that far different from war remembrance days vigils.

In fact, The New Zealand Herald reported in, “Dotcom among protestors outside Key’s house”, that the only disturbance was caused by John Key’s neighbours, who were unsympathetic to their presence, driving slowly by, and one telling them to go away. The protestors laughed it off, much like the prime minister routinely laughs off protestors, with his affable folksy guy affectation.

Only, there’s a different here between a trivial affront to the sensibilities of snobby posh people who do not like being confronted with jarring thoughts about the impacts of their privileged lives on the weak, defenceless and the innocent.

Tellingly, Jones does not find John Key’s arbitrary and routine dismissal of protestors, including evicted state housing tenants, as offensive behaviour, nor disturbing the peace. This is ironic given that such structural violence constitutes a breach of Article 13.1 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. It states:

Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.[5]

In the absence of any evidence of actual abusive or threatening behaviour, one reasonably assumes that by offensive behaviour, Jones means demonstrating outside the residences of rich or super-rich individuals, politically vulnerable well-connected persons, or where they go relax or do “lawful business”. The subtext to Jones’ argument is that such protests are an affront to the unspoken agreement that underpins representative or weak democracy. This unspoken agreement is that the mass populace does not bother the ruling class oligarchy, as Jeffrey Winters argues more generally in his book, Oligarchy.[6]

Network Behind the News: Oligarchs only exist in conditions of extreme economic inequality, meaning the wealthy cause poverty – not laziness.

Network Behind the News: Oligarchs only exist in conditions of extreme economic inequality, meaning the wealthy cause poverty – not laziness.

 

Defending Rich People’s Perceived Right to Rule with Impunity

Oligarchs are super rich individuals who exploit their wealth to influence governments and fund institutions, such as universities and foundations, so that an educated elite will use political mechanisms to protect the oligarchy’s fortunes. Oligarchies are synonymous with hierarchical societies that feature extreme economic inequality. Representative democracy, or limited democracy, based on the Westminster parliamentary system was spread around the world as a strategy to protect the extremely wealthy from the riskiness of “pure” or participatory democracy.

After framing Minto as a disruptive, “screaming skull”, Jones-the-Oligarch, whose net-worth is $550 million, then frames his alleged respect for liberal ideals carefully, and in doing so performs the legitimation function of ideology. In order to rule, an ideology needs to seem fair, even in totalitarian states, because the masses outnumber the ruling class. Jones states, “the right of dissent … [is] the freedom to criticise be it in public forums, in the media, such as letters to the editor or talkback radio, in protest meetings, in seeking public office and a host of other liberties available equally to us all, and daily exercised by thousands of citizens”.

Bob-the-Hater: Be-knighted property developer and speculator Sir Robert Jones called long-time activist John Minto a “screaming skull”, a ritual of animosity supported by right-wing ‘adnewspaper’, The New Zealand Herald.

Bob-the-Hater: Be-knighted property developer and speculator Sir Robert Jones called long-time activist John Minto a “screaming skull”, a ritual of animosity supported by right-wing ‘adnewspaper’, The New Zealand Herald.

So, when Jones suggests there are plenty of ways to express legitimate dissent, he means in ways that the ruling class controls, in public and private institutions and locations far-far away, from where the wealthy live. After-all, Jones is not complaining about the poor, who have been evicted all over the country from state houses, and who protest in the residential streets where once they lived, in dwellings that they regarded as their homes, that are now boarded up with plywood.

The point of public protest is to disrupt people’s “lawful business” so that they are made to pause and reflect on issues of public import. This is a vital right and is most needed because the mainstream media and other dysfunctional institutions, controlled by the ruling elite, refuse to investigate serious issues seriously.

It is telling that the only specific endorsement of public demonstrations mentioned in Jones’ article are those permitted by police, on the main streets of the big centres, such as Auckland’s Queen St, or Wellington’s Lambton Quay. He regarded such permits as “restraints in the greater good interest”, an encoded way of saying the oligarchs have to tolerate pesky protestors, lest it becomes too obvious that a totalitarian world system, or an Orwellian super-state, is being constructed (as I have argued in “When Black Things Propel Us”).

In other words, Jones is offering the alternatives already on offer that are acceptable to the ruling class. As political scientist E.E. Schattschneider once argued in his 1961 book, The Semi-sovereign People, “the definition of alternatives is the supreme instrument of power”.

Countering Structural Racism: John Minto photocopying anti-apartheid leaflets to mobilize the NZ public to oppose the 1981 Springbok rugby tour. (Patu! 1983).

Countering Structural Racism: John Minto photocopying anti-apartheid leaflets to mobilize the NZ public to oppose the 1981 Springbok rugby tour. (Patu! 1983).

Imagine how ineffective  dissent would be if the only kind of public protest was that for which the common people could receive a permit. Recall the anti-Apartheid movement, lead by John Minto, the former National Chairman of the New Zealand anti-apartheid group, Halt All Racist Tours (HART), that opposed the 1981 South African Springbok rugby team tour of New Zealand to play against the national team, the All Blacks.

When Justice is Absent on Duty, Helmets become Necessary: The ’81 Springbok Tour revealed the political agenda of sport, to keep the masses distracted from capitalism’s covert networks.

When Justice is Absent on Duty, Helmets become Necessary: The ’81 Springbok Tour revealed the political agenda of sport, to keep the masses distracted from capitalism’s covert networks.

Famously, a protest on a rugby field to disrupt a match in the provincial city of Hamilton became necessary because the New Zealand Police, sanctioned by the NZ government, had formed combat riot squads whose violence and intolerance for peaceful dissent turned the streets of New Zealand into scenes reminiscent of South Africa under the Afrikaner Broederbond regime (a fraternal brotherhood of white supremacists). In other words,  civil disobedience was necessary because injustice was state sanctioned, as Mita Merata’s gripping 1983 documentary Patu! (Māori for club) makes chillingly clear! Bob Jones was hardly sympathetic to the anti-Apartheid movement, as is made clear in the photo (below) of him giving the fingers to HART demonstrators, on his way to a fund-raising night to support the National Party’s re-election bid in 1981. Among the Halt All Racist Tours (HART) protestors was John Minto, who states that Jones’ vigorous fingering “made great TV”, and resulted in a spike in donations to HART the following week.

Hating Equality Since ’81: Jones The Oligarch, shows his admiration for dissent and depth of compassion for ‘blacks’ and ‘coloureds’ abused by the Afrikaner Broederbond, during an anti-apartheid demonstration in 1981.

Hating Equality Since ’81: Jones The Oligarch, shows his admiration for dissent and depth of compassion for ‘blacks’ and ‘coloureds’ abused by the Afrikaner Broederbond, during an anti-apartheid demonstration in 1981.

In attempting to justify a curb on the need to dissent where activists deem appropriate and necessary, Bob Jones commits a number of logical fallacies. One logical flaw is an ‘appeal to an irrelevant authority’. Jones claims that a judge once told him that the ‘extreme left’ “hate people”. As if one of the ruling classes’ judges would be an unprejudiced authority on an underclass created by the likes of selfish psychopaths such as Bob Jones. In recruiting the alleged anecdote of a judge, Jones makes his ‘appeal to an irrelevant authority’ so that he can influence New Zealand’s political, law enforcement and media elites to support a legislative amendment. The choice of a judge is symbolically loaded, and is intended to help him successfully pull off another ideological distortion.

This distortion becomes evident when an apparent ‘extreme left’, according to Jones, are “incapable of finding employment”, or 6% of the New Zealand’s population. Jones is actually talking about the poorest and most vulnerable, for whom he has no empathy, as one would expect of a psychopath. He relies on prejudice rather than explaining the root causes of unemployment.

Orwellian Newspeak: Jones is essentially saying, FREE PROTEST IS PEACE DISTURBANCE.

Orwellian Newspeak: Jones is essentially saying, FREE PROTEST IS PEACE DISTURBANCE.

The main logical flaw Jones makes in his hate speech opinion piece is an omission of key evidence, as the author of Attacking Faulty Reasoning, Professor T. Edward Damer, might point out. It’s also a common one made by major news outlets all around the world everyday.[7] So, it’s understandable that Jones made this error, since he seems to spend a lot of time following ‘the news’ and getting hated-up about “Muslim murderers”, “rag-tag ratbag losers”, and the “screaming skull”, John Minto.

Jones claims that, “American drones targeting Minto’s soul brothers in hatred, namely mindless Muslim murderers” are, in essence, just killing victims unworthy of the right to life. But, these Drone Wars, that have taken place in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Gaza, are extra-judicial killings of people that are often not properly identified. They are human beings dehumanized as targets on a computer screen, who when killed, are referred to as ‘bug splats’, in the lingo of the remote pilots controlling the unmanned vehicles (UAVs) at consuls in far-flung places like the continental United States.[8] The “bug splat” military slang evidently comes from “viewing the body through a grainy-green video image [that] gives the sense of an insect being crushed”, as  journalist Michael Hastings reported in Rolling Stone magazine.

This is not to say that I support acts of terrorism by people in such countries targeted by US-NATO Alliance and their clients. I understand people being drawn into taking up arms when they see those they care about killed, maimed, kidnapped and tortured by the military forces, militias and private security mercenaries of foreign powers. The movie Defiance, starring Daniel Craig, that tells the story of Jews who take refuge in a forest during World War II, makes clear that in war, rational argument with people hunting you is not possible.

But, just like the German people who fell for the hateful propaganda of the Nazi regime, news audiences living in the Anglo-Saxon countries are also subjected to relentless propaganda and have become desensitized by the barrage of imagery and sound from ‘theatres of war’. It is this news coverage, particularly television news, which animates the violence, that is largely responsible for manufacturing the consent of mass populations. Unfortunately, mass news audiences are, for the most part, educationally, psychologically and emotionally defenceless against the indoctrinating bombardment upon their minds. As numerous critics have pointed out, Hollywood’s insidious connection with the White House and the Pentagon, also plays a crucial role in mass indoctrination to support military violence. Indeed, six of the seven top-tier transnational media corporations – Time Warner, Disney, NewsCorp, NBC Universal, CBS, Viacom and Bertelsmann – are US-based. They dominate what I call the Global Media Complex.

Disturbingly, the sci-fi nature of this development toward the automation of warfare, that has been noticed by the drone ‘pilots’ themselves, was depicted in the 1985 sci-fi novel Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. In fact, this is the origin of the term, bug splats. In Ender’s Game, a boy called Ender Wiggins is selected from a military academy of children trained in video war-games, to lead a fleet in a final battle against a prolifically-breeding, space faring alien race of insectoids, called Formics, that attempted to colonize Earth twice. Faced with annihilation of the human race after the two previous Formic-Human Wars, the children are trained to fight, because they are considered less susceptible to fear than grown-ups. At Command School, Ender is tricked by adults into believing that the battles he leads against the alien insect-like race, pejoratively referred to as Buggers, are merely simulations. In Battle School, the children use the slang term ‘bug splats’ to refer to the killing of the Buggers in the video-game space battles.

Origin of Bug Splats: In the 1985 sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game, children were trained to become war-fighters with video war-games.

Origin of Bug Splats: In the 1985 sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game, children were trained to become war-fighters with video war-games.

The ‘common people’ living in nations under the propaganda of the Anglo-American dominated media systems need to realize that Britain’s and America’s ruling class oligarchs pursued world domination strategies prior to World War I, as F. William Engdahl has argued in his books, A Century of War and Gods of Money. Indeed, key insiders of the British ruling class actually planned for two-global wars, knowing it would take such catastrophic devastation to smash the strongest powers on continental Europe at the time, Germany and Russia, as Guido Giacomo Preparata, compellingly demonstrated in his book Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America Made the Third Reich.

Crimes of Power: Key insiders of the British and American establishment pursued a two-war world domination strategy to smash Germany & Russia.

Crimes of Power: Key insiders of the British and American establishment pursued a two-war world domination strategy to smash Germany & Russia.

Furthermore, the NATO alliance, formed after World War II, that is dominated by America, the United Kingdom and their now subservient partner, Germany, is a belligerent institution that has been proven to have fomented terrorism in Europe for 40 years, as Madhi Darius Nazemroaya reports in his book, The Globalization of NATO.[9]

New Zealand’s Five Eyes spy partners, the United States and United Kingdom, were the leading actors in this state-sponsored terrorism. This low-grade war was, in fact, a prolonged ‘Strategy of Tension’, codenamed Operation Gladio, that was designed to push Europe politically and economically to the right by blaming the acts of terror on left-wing communist or socialist groups. (SEE full resolution version here: Terror Network Chart).

Terror Network: Operation Gladio was but one component of a globally-linked ‘deep state’ criminal web.

Terror Network: Operation Gladio was but one component of a globally-linked ‘deep state’ criminal web.

Because state-sponsored terrorism is aimed at an audience, rather than the victims, the strategy behind Operation Gladio was to draw the targeted mass populaces’ attention to the restrictions on freedom in places such as Eastern Bloc states, while failing to notice the incremental curtailment of rights at home.

This Strategy of Tension is vital to bear in mind as we contemplate the use of drones in the ongoing ‘War on Terror’ and the heralding call of the capital city’s most famous property tycoon to curb the right to protest on residential road-side curbs in New Zealand. Particularly when it is known, although not widely, that from 1979, the United States funded, armed and trained the Mujahideen in terrorism tactics, as a covert strategy to draw the Soviet Union into Afghanistan, and embroil the communist state in a long, un-winnable ‘Vietnam’ type conflict that would make Moscow look bad, and economically weaken the USSR. In the 1990s, Mujahideen morphed into Al Qaeda, as Professor Peter Dale Scott shows in his book, The Road to 9/11.

So, when prime minister John Key invoked the sporting metaphor to claim that protestors holding a candlelight vigil outside his home was “not really cricket“, he deflected attention from the critical investigative duty of governments. That is, to check who is really responsible for the terror in the ‘War on Terror’ and to report the findings truthfully. When we recall the Deputy Minister of Information’s words in Terry Gilliam’s film, Brazil, about terrorism being, “Bad sportsmanship”, Key’s “not really cricket” dismissal of the anti-drone protest is sinister and spooky, considering that as Minister of the government’s spy agency the GCSB, he is technically Nu Zillun’s top spook.

Boundary Issues: Nu Zillun Inc’s top spook, Prime Minister John-the-Oligarch-Key, defends his grass verge, while NZ’s two major Five Eyes’ spy partners’ drones bomb families in far-flung places.

Boundary Issues: Nu Zillun Inc’s top spook, Prime Minister John-the-Oligarch-Key, defends his grass verge, while NZ’s two major Five Eyes’ spy partners’ drones bomb families in far-flung places.

At this moment, it is crucial to be clear that power is derived from the resource base that economic, political, military, media and ecclesiastical actors possess and control. In order to rule, a ruling class or coalition of dominant groups must share a mindset or worldview that has a singular logic. Power requires submission to its organizing system, and those with power act most obediently to the logic. The power of ruling groups is based primarily on the maintenance of the organizing system’s legitimacy. In turn, legitimacy is sustained via communication technologies, including media institutions themselves. Communication technologies and media institutions are used to disseminate symbolic power that ruling groups depend on in order to create and reproduce beliefs about their status as worthy rulers.

What makes peace/anti-war activists seem extreme is that propagandists like Bob Jones can harness a media resource space, such as a newspaper, for hate speech, even as they pretend to support free speech. This is in part because people, such as Jones, support the war activism of the Western Capitalist State Powers, a belligerent right-wing type of corporate-sponsored and tax-funded militarist activism that requires relentless propaganda to mask over the horror of the underlying imperial projects. In short, Jones is a militarist feigning to be mildly liberal.

In this regard, Jones’ objection to protest outside Prime Minister John Key’s residence is a covert strategy to protect a perceived right of oligarchs to project power into new territories, or the pursuit of oligarchic wealth offence. As I have argued in my feature article, “When Black Things Propel Us” posted on Snoopman News, New Zealand’s Five Eyes spy partner, the United States of America, leads the world in the three components essential to a totalitarian state – propaganda, surveillance and terrorism. These three components are depicted in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-four.[10] Here, we are concerned about Bob Jones’ use of propaganda. Propaganda is the mass deployment of persuasive techniques by dominant coalitions in order to gain society’s submission, or acquiescence, as Garth Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell explore in their book, Propaganda and Persuasion.

Room 101: At the end of Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell provides additional explanation of the workings of his dystopian world and a dictionary for the new official cleansed language, Newspeak. These appendices are best read first.

Room 101: At the end of Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell provides additional explanation of the workings of his dystopian world and a dictionary for the new official cleansed language, Newspeak. These appendices are best read first.

By deploying Orwellian propaganda, when Jones claims a peaceful candlelight demonstration to oppose war, and in particular, the Drone Wars, is disturbing the peace, Jones is contributing to the kind of enclosures upon freedom of speech and free assembly that are occurring in the ‘homeland’ of the American Empire.[11]

Indeed, in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-four, Newspeak is being established and is replacing Oldspeak, and with it the complexity of language required to understand the world is being lost by reducing vocabularly. Thus, ‘thought control’ in the super-state of Oceania is achieved, in part, through collecting words, phrases and categories of thought and merging them together to make new words, oversimplistic concepts and manipulated political meanings.

For example, a thoughtcrime is the criminal act of holding unspoken beliefs or doubts that oppose or question the Party, which is a totalitarian group that controls the political, economic and cultural resources of the super-state on behalf of unseen oligarchs. Thus, the mass populace of Oceania were constantly indoctrinated with phrases such as: WAR IS PEACE, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, and FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.

Oceania’s Propaganda Ministry: Because the totalitarian super-state under construction in the ‘real’ world does not look like Orwell’s 1984, news audiences generally fail to detect the mass manufacture of truth.

Oceania’s Propaganda Ministry: Because the totalitarian super-state under construction in the ‘real’ world does not look like Orwell’s 1984, news audiences generally fail to detect the mass manufacture of truth.

In Orwellian Newspeak, Jones means, FREE PROTEST IS PEACE DISTURBANCE.

 

Missing in Action: The Shock Doctrine (in a New Zealand context)

By slurring the unemployed, Jones is essentially claiming they are bludgers. But, Jones does not acknowledge his role in creating job destruction. He lead the now-defunct New Zealand Party (1983-85) in order to split the vote so that the Labour Party would win the general election in 1984 over the incumbent National Party. Insiders knew that ‘free market’ economic shock treatments were coming.

As Wellington filmmaker Alistair Barry has shown in his documentaries, Someone Else’s Country and In a Land of Plenty, these shock treatments were designed to accumulate more power for the wealthy through accumulation of capital, or profits.[12] In this regard, Jones’ objection to protest outside a prominent oligarch’s residence is a covert form of oligarch wealth defence. It is designed to prevent challenges to the oligarchy’s outsized wealth.

In Orwellian Newspeak, POVERTY IS BLUDGING.

The most effective way for the investment class (that Bob Jones belongs to) to keep wages and salaries low, in order that they could maximize financial returns, was for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to pursue an inflation targeting policy. Inflation targeting is a euphemism for keeping the pay of the so-called ‘workforce’ from rising at a faster rate than the cost of living, lest the hapless ‘labour force’ accumulate surplus money at a pace that would allow them as a mass populace to become financially independent of banker’s made-up credit.[13]

Thus, the only way to be consistently successful in meeting the Reserve Bank’s inflation target of around 2%, year after year, is through persistent unemployment. In order to downsize state sector employment in the mid-to-late 1980s, through corporatization and then privatization of state infrastructure and services, key insiders of the NZ state apparatus had made a private pact with big business to wage economic war on society.

Trickle Down Con-Job: To prosper, first don’t mind the wealth gap.

Trickle Down Con-Job: To prosper, first don’t mind the wealth gap.

In other words, it has been official NZ government policy since 1984 not to pursue the goal of ‘full employment’. In his 1989 book titled Unfinished Business, former Finance Minister Roger Douglas’ stated in a chapter entitled, “The Politics of Reform: The Art of the Possible,” that his strategy was to overwhelm numerous groups at once. The logic for his thinking was that it would be harder for people to complain when they were all losing. As Douglas stated, “each group has a vested interest in the success of the reforms being imposed on all the other groups”.[14]

This pact between key insiders of big business and the political elite becomes clear, when a systemic attack on unions is detectable in Alistair Barry’s documentaries, Someone Else’s Country and In a Land of Plenty. This pact occurred between the New Zealand Business Roundtable, and key insiders from the New Zealand Employer’s Federation, the Labour/National governments, and the Reserve Bank and the Treasury. Together, they promoted a neo-liberal ideological claim that everyone one would eventually prosper.

Slickly Marketed Fantasy World: After outdoing communism in the centralized planning stakes, key insider bankers, investors and associated technocrats, donned dapper suits and have deservedly earned a new title: pinstripe fascists.

Slickly Marketed Fantasy World: After outdoing communism in the centralized planning stakes, key insider bankers, investors and associated technocrats, donned dapper suits and have deservedly earned a new title: pinstripe fascists.

To market this ‘prosperity for all’ hook, the public was sold the made-for-media catch-phrase: the ‘trickle-down effect.’ This wryly encoded promise – that the benefits would materialize for the world’s public – was predicated on the notion that the rich were needed in order for societies to prosper. Thus, some of the wealth of the rich – under the proposed ‘free-market reforms’ or ‘shock treatments’ – would ‘trickle down’ to society at-large.

What the New Zealand public did not realize at the time was that populations around the world were being targeted in a ruthless coordinated strategy. The neo-liberal ‘free market’ movement followed a stratagem espoused by the sect’s leading proponent Milton Friedman, a professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. Friedman favoured a ‘shock therapy’ approach, as encapsulated by his mantra: “speed, suddenness and scope”.

Perception Management: Professor Friedman taught elite economics students speed politics, or how to produce fast-moving events to outpace unruly concepts like deliberation.

Perception Management: Professor Friedman taught elite economics students speed politics, or how to produce fast-moving events to outpace unruly concepts like deliberation.

Therefore, Douglas’ admission that his strategy had been to overwhelm society, was his way of saying he had disciplined the New Zealand population with what has been identified by journalist Naomi Klein as the Shock Doctrine. It was also a covert and egotistical way for Douglas to acknowledge that he served New Zealand’s oligarchy, a client power structure of an American-led global empire.

As Jonathan Nitzan and Shimson Bichler have argued in their book, Capital as Power, dominant capitalist coalitions are only able to extract high profits by a strategic sabotage of society. This is because profits of large enterprises can only be maximized by maintaining artificial scarcities. These scarcities are achieved by restricting the creative energies, talents and knowledge of people, or the ‘industry of society’ (which predates capitalism). The government has achieved this restriction over the industry of New Zealand through ‘free-market shock treatments’, including the double-charging the population through taxes and the billing of the services and products of its state-owned entities. Such state-sponsored corporatizations, were made ready for privatization, or the transfer of wealth of a nation to transnationalized cartels, even while maintaining the universalized tax system. This strategic sabotage of society represents the power of those with accumulated property rights, or investors, to inflict discretionary idleness, as sociologist Thurstein Veblen observed in the early Twentieth Century.

Target populations were overwhelmed with the economic shocks as whole sectors of society were transformed and coerced to support the new framework. This Shock Doctrine therapy was intended to financially discipline mass populaces and governments, because a North Atlantic capitalist class felt their power threatened when three crisis emerged in the 1960s.[15]

One major crisis was a crisis of declining profits rates for transnational corporations. A second major crisis was the ‘counter-cultural revolution’ that appeared in the 1960s. A third major crisis occurred at this time when the perpetually ‘developing’ countries demanded Western technology so they could ‘develop’, as a ‘fair trade’ for having supplied the raw materials for the ‘long post-war boom’. The North Atlantic capitalist class regarded these last two crises as an affront to their perceived right to permanently rule the planet.

Mechanisms of Coercion: 63,000 rich and super-rich people possess $39 trillion in wealth, while 800 million people are starving.

Mechanisms of Coercion: 63,000 rich and super-rich people possess $39 trillion in wealth, while 800 million people are starving.

Beginning in the early 1970s, a blueprint to transform the world with a ‘free market’ framework called the ’1980s Project’ included stratagems to undermine democracy and the counter-cultural movements that emerged in the 60s. Elite planners resolved to encourage political apathy, as ‘governance crisis’ literature of this period makes evident. From their perspective, there was a ‘Crisis of Democracy’ because there was too much participation from ‘below’. The 1980s Project, which was sponsored by a New York-based global policy shaping think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, sought to preserve as far as possible the dominance of a Trilateral World, which was the United States, Europe and Japan.[16]

The Shock Doctrine is the denied part of a global neo-colonial project (AKA globalization). During the field-testing stage of ‘free markets’ in the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, US-backed terrorism was required to clear opposition for the ‘free market economic shock treatments’ that followed. Five countries – Brazil, Indonesia, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina – pursued a developmentalist economic framework and were all subjected to military juntas and/or CIA-backed coups. The ‘free market’ economic shock therapies were themselves mechanisms of coercion, because all sectors of society were thrown into crisis. Everyone suffered, except key insiders, who became richer and accumulated more political power.[17]

This covert strategy of US state-sponsored terrorism, compellingly argued by Klein in her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, was crucial to roll-out and deepen the incursion of ‘free market economic shock treatments’, where states refused to submit to other acts of coercion, including engineered financial crises. Indeed, Eugene Jarecki’s Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary Why We Fight compellingly shows that America fights wars to make the world secure for its corporations.[18]

Shock Treatments: Military violence, economic warfare and propaganda are required to spread the ‘economic medicine’ of ‘free markets’.

Shock Treatments: Military violence, economic warfare and propaganda are required to spread the ‘economic medicine’ of ‘free markets’.

Therefore, given his part in ushering in ‘free market shock treatments’ in New Zealand, Sir Robert Jones rightly deserves the New Zealand Discretionary Idle middleweight title, Bob-the-Job-Destroyer.

 

Heralding a Curb on Road-side Curb Protests

Bob-the-Job-Destroyer: Oligarch Bob Jones helped ‘green-light’ ‘discretionary idleness’, wherein dominant capitalists ‘strategically sabotage society’ by creating artificial scarcity, such as off-shoring employment.

Bob-the-Job-Destroyer: Oligarch Bob Jones helped ‘green-light’ ‘discretionary idleness’, wherein dominant capitalists ‘strategically sabotage society’ by creating artificial scarcity, such as off-shoring employment.

In arguing for a legislative change, so that a fellow oligarchs such as Prime Minister John Key cannot be bothered by protests outside his posh residence, property developer and speculator Bob Jones is justifying a curb on the need to dissent to the continued application of the Shock Doctrine, both in foreign and domestic political, economic, and military affairs.

Jones’ ‘opinion piece’ is, in fact, a breach of Article 12 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 12 states that:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary … attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.[19]

It is hate speech because Jones has claimed: that the victims of drone attacks are “mindless Muslim murderers, who are “Minto’s soul brothers in hatred”, and that an ‘extreme left’ comprising 6% of the New Zealand’s population (at current figures), “hate people”.

Jones also arbitrarily slandered Minto when he claimed the activist has “anti-everyone views”. To make his slander seem acceptable, he added that Minto’s use of the standard demonstration auditory device, the loudhailer, amounts to “vile megaphoned venom”. Jones attacked Minto’s reputation and honour when he claimed his activism is “interminable”, thereby implying Minto is fanatical, irrational and a bigot.

Therefore, the thrust of Jones’ attack was that the issues Minto raises are trivial. In this regard, Jones logically flawed argument is really a ‘pro-drones attacks’ stance.  This conclusion is supported by Jones’ demeaning language, especially where he referred to Minto as a “screaming skull”, inferring that his head is empty or lacking so-called evolutionary development.

Indeed, Jones finished his hate speech column by typing:

The skull could re-join the human race and learn to play the clarinet or take up quilting or pole-vaulting or anything at all that would take him off our streets with his incessant tedious rage against mankind.

When Jones says “our streets”, the oligarch is aligning with The New Zealand Herald‘s Middle New Zealand audience. This propagandist strategy serves the ideological function of integration, because Jones is manipulating the common people to think their values, interests and aspirations are same as the ruling class, in order to ‘solve’ this perceived crisis. Having deployed the ideological distortion that Minto is just a “screaming skull”, Jones slyly integrates himself without acknowledging his repetitious rituals of animosity. These rituals have a long history, used across cultures to ‘solve’ real or imagined crises, by scapegoating individuals, groups, or institutions, as Paul Schackner explored in The Archetype of the Scapegoat. The process of stigmatizing tends to be very effective at obscuring the causes of news events, particularly because news outlets universally hide behind a “myth of neutrality”, as media scholar Herbert I. Schiller argued in The Mind Managers.

“Our streets” can bypass the underdeveloped critical thinking filters of The NZ Herald‘s readers’  because, after-all, Bob-the-Job-Destroyer watches tennis. Likewise, the Key family celebrates birthdays. Amazing. Rich and super-rich people are just like politically-latent middle class people, the struggling working poor and those cast into dire poverty by the Bob-the-Job-Destroyers of this far-flung troubled planet.

SsshhHH! Nu Zillun’s PM John Key uses an easy-going guy persona to pass through each weekly news cycle unscathed.

SsshhHH! Nu Zillun’s PM John Key uses an easy-going guy persona to pass through each weekly news cycle unscathed.

Through this common manipulative trick we are meant to align ourselves with their ruling class values and come to view poor people as lazy, and brown people in far-flung lands as enemy combatants, collateral damage and bug splats unworthy of our empathy.

Jones’ accusation that activists are “rag-tag ratbag losers” is also hate speech.

Bothering the Oligarchy: John Minto’s forthrightness in social justice issues is an affront to New Zealand ruling class’ values. (This NZ Herald picture is not from the candlelight vigil).

Bothering the Oligarchy: John Minto’s forthrightness in social justice issues is an affront to New Zealand ruling class’ values. (This NZ Herald picture is not from the candlelight vigil).

The right to protest outside places of residence, especially that of a politician, does not in principle qualify as offensive and disturbing the peace, as Bob Jones contends. It is ironic that Jones claims all of New Zealand would find a common purpose not seen since World War II, if parliament were to call for everyone to synchronize their timepieces and invite the country to  jump up and down in unison for two minutes. (Snoopman’s emphasis). All of New Zealand, except presumably the “rag-tag ratbag losers” that apparently are drawn from the country’s most vulnerable 6%. Jones asserted people from all walks of life would join in “to send the screaming skull a single message. SHUT UP.”

Ironic, because the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were ostensibly written as a protection against the fascist tendencies of states to infringe on fundamental freedoms, such as the need to dissent at any time, any place, without the permission of those with power!

Distorting Reality: Propagandists exclude key pieces of evidence so that vulnerable individuals, groups or institutions can be successfully scapegoated.

Distorting Reality: Propagandists exclude key pieces of evidence so that vulnerable individuals, groups or institutions can be successfully scapegoated.

And, also ironic because Jones, who is a consummate propagandist, slyly framed his single message, “SHUT UP”, with the imagined scene of a nationally synchronized jump up and down show of national unity against a common enemy. Indeed, the aim to get a population to unite against a common enemy is also a function of ideology, the control mechanism function. By creating an enemy image, it works to manipulate to minds of mass populaces and seeks to gain their active participation (say, for war activism), or their submission (say, to incremental enclosures of rights).

Jones did not call for a minute of silence, as one might do to honour the memory of innocent people who have died tragically in armed conflict. Say, for instance, the drone attacks that Minto & Co were drawing attention to. No, Jones called for two minutes of vigorous jumping and limb flailing.

A nationwide Two Minutes Hate rally.

Ordained by the state.

Ritual of Animosity: Jones’ call for a nationwide, two-minute jump and down hate session mocked the Nu Zillun mass populace, whom are perennially cast as Fightless Kiwi political extras.

Ritual of Animosity: Jones’ call for a nationwide, two-minute jump and down hate session mocked the Nu Zillun mass populace, whom are perennially cast as Fightless Kiwi political extras.

In other words, Jones was attempting to rouse the normally politically sleepy, fightless Kiwis, to aid him in his Herald call for a curb on road-side curb demonstrations in residential streets (and presumably outside sports stadiums), through a subtle invocation of Orwellian Big Brother-led Two Minutes Hate political meetings. In effect, Jones provided the narration for the cultural memories of those ‘dramatic’ moments of people protesting, such as John Minto, that the mainstream media have chosen to highlight, often for propagandist purposes to reinforce stereotypes, marginalize dissent and defend establishment power.

In regard to other parts of Article 12, which states:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence”,

it can hardly be logically argued that it is arbitrary interference to demonstrate outside the prime minister’s residence.

Not at a time when his cabinet is overseeing an economic warfare policy to arbitrarily evict state tenants, then board up those empty houses and collude with private sector developers so that they can profit off the housing crisis, in keeping with the Shock Doctrine!

Nor can it be legitimately called upon, when New Zealand’s Five Eye’s spy organization, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), has no qualms that it might be supplying surveillance data to the US for use in the Drone Wars. Especially, not when John Key is the minister responsible for the GCSB. Like a visiting US ambassador during the 1980s nuclear-free campaigning era when it was standard propaganda procedure to ‘neither confirm nor deny’ whether a ship or sub was nuclear-armed or powered, New Zealand’s Prime Minister does not deny nor confirm that the GCSB has supplied information to assist in the use of drones to track down and kill people. This propagandist tactic relies on the logical-flawed reasoning of ‘arguing from ignorance’, wherein one’s opponents either lack sufficient evidence, due to incapacity or unwillingness, to counter the claims.

Manufacturing Newspeak: Prime Minister John Key makes the word ‘execute’ obsolete, by replacing it with the word ‘prosecute’, to justify drone kills. In this way, such executions, or ‘bug-splats’ in military slang, are consigned to Orwellian Oldspeak language.

Manufacturing Newspeak: Prime Minister John Key makes the word ‘execute’ obsolete, by replacing it with the word ‘prosecute’, to justify drone kills. In this way, the meaning of such executions, or ‘bug-splats’ in military slang, are consigned to Orwellian Oldspeak language.

Furthermore, Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

It is not for the state to decide what places are appropriate for people to express opinions. If activists choose to speak at the frontier of a residential or sports stadium road-side curb, that is meant to be their inalienable right. And it is one that the ‘common people’ frequently need to exercise in order to ‘crash the news’, as media scholars have termed these and other tactics of protest. In other words, such tactics are necessary because the ‘media playing field’ is most definitely not a level one.

Just think how often sports events are given pre-publicity on ‘the news’ and then recall, or notice from now, how infrequently activist marches, rallies and demonstrations are promoted before they happen. (In recent memory, rare instances of pre-publicity have occurred because the mobilizations were too large to ignore, such as global anti-war/pro-peace demonstrations of February 15 2003, a month before the official start of the American War on Iraq; and in a specifically New Zealand context, the three large nationwide anti-GE-free mobilizations of 2001-2003, the large Foreshore and Seabed protests of 2004, and the large anti-mining mobilization of 2010).

Media Playing Field: Major media outlets manufacture consent of the governed through sophisticated propaganda, including mass distraction strategies like saturated sports coverage.

Media Playing Field: Major media outlets manufacture consent of the governed through sophisticated propaganda, including mass distraction strategies like saturated sports coverage.

As media scholar Noam Chomsky argues in the documentary, Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, if ordinary people redirected their mental energy from knowing facts about sports to learning about the world’s powerful people, the ruling classes would not be able to get away with the horrific atrocities required to pursue corporate domination and imperial projects.

 

Oligarchic Offensive Behavior a Bit Rich

Bob Jones claims a judge once said that ‘extreme left’ “hate people”. They do not hate humanity. They are trying to get ordinary people, who have been cast as ‘sheople’ by New Zealand’s client oligarchy, to wake up to the mainstream media propaganda system. New Zealand’s client oligarchy has everyone believing in the thuggery of NATO-aligned state power, that indiscriminately reserves the right to kill people in one long permanent war.[20]

It is a sly ideological distortion strategy by Bob Jones to marginalize the most vulnerable, as well as protesting, at the same time. Jones is essentially saying all protestors are bludgers and they are poor because they are hateful, lazy, immature losers. By ‘performing’ these rituals of animosity, Bob-the-Job-Destroyer is dog whistling, which is a public relations industry tactic to amplify peoples’ fears, frustrations, or prejudices, and transform them into anger, as investigative journalist Nicky Hager reported in his book: The Hollow Men: A Study in the Politics of Deception.

Such propaganda is stock standard by ruling classes around the world, as US foreign policy and media critic Noam Chomsky has argued everywhere he has talked. The primary target is the politically-dormant middle class. The strategy is to get them to despise the poverty-stricken for not trying hard enough, while deflecting attention from the covert strategies of the ruling oligarchy, such as the construction of tax shelters. (Indeed, Bob Jones successfully sued his accountant in 2012 for failing to advise him of $4.29 million in tax liabilities, that he had incurred by restructuring his property company. Yet, he complained that a typical “Minto performance” wastes taxpayers resources on “a bevy of policeman”, that could be better utilized elsewhere). Ironically, the working poor better understand who is ‘top-dog’, but like the middle class above them, their vulnerabilities are still easily manipulated.

The fact that the wealthy have accumulated vast resources by exploiting what is actually a private political system – called capitalism – that uses economic mechanisms as a means of social control, is never headlined in the news media, nor studied in business courses, or taught in state-sponsored school curricula.

The irony is that Jones failed to mention that MegaUpload founder, Kim Dotcom, was also there. Dotcom, who’s net worth is 10 times that of Prime Minister John Key, held a candle peacefully too. Dotcom’s respectful behaviour was in stark contrast to the illegal and over-the-top state raid on his mansion on January 20 2012. A raid that occurred because his business model threatened the anti-competitive racketeering Hollywood media cartels and the NSA’s illegal mission to seek to decrypt all electronic information emanating from Planet Earth and its stalking satellites.[21]

Reasonable Dissent: IT tycoon Kim Dotcom, along with other prominent individuals and ordinary citizens, was excluded from Jones’ hate speech.

Reasonable Dissent: IT tycoon Kim Dotcom, along with other prominent individuals and ordinary citizens, was excluded from Jones’ hate speech.

Present also was Jon Stephenson, a journalist who had been going about his legitimate business investigating New Zealand’s involvement in America’s War on Afghanistan, when US spy agencies gave the New Zealand Defence Force Stephenson’s metadata information, revealing his contacts.[22] Stephenson, who spoke to the demonstrators, told The New Zealand Herald that the vigil was “peaceful, dignified and gracious”. He said the organizers had made that intention clear from the beginning.

Sharp-witted perennial activist Penny-’Her Warship’-Bright was also a participant. But, Jones lacked the balls to scapegoat Bright. Such an attack would have made it difficult for him to construct more inherently logically flawed counter arguments without losing his tenuous grasp on legitimacy with The New Zealand Herald‘s mass-manipulated news audience. It would have made him vulnerable to Bright reading the Human Rights Act to the Human Rights Commission, specifically the bits about attacking people on the basis of their gender, rather than their legitimate political agenda. Because he would know the origin of the term screaming skulls.

Because sexism. Because misogyny.

Indeed, had The Herald‘s editors checked Jones’ inferences, including the perception created that Minto had been screaming the apparently immature contents of his skull over a loud-haler outside the prime minister’s home, by checking with their reporter who was there at the candlelight vigil, they would have realized that Minto did not even speak. Nor did he bring a loudhailer. It was a candlelight vigil after-all. Nor did he organize it.

But he committed the act of peacefully holding a candle. Like people who respect the fallen on war remembrance days do. Minto just knows more the deep politics of war activists than most war remembrance days attendees realize, because unfortunately, they have trusted the Bubble Gum TV News History.

Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey also spoke at the vigil, which was held on Sunday May 25. Faith-based leaders also spoke at the demonstration, which began at dusk.[23] People without profiles (PWPs) also held candles, but were not deemed hateworthy by Jones, because the wealthy columnist would lose legitimacy with the Herald‘s audience if he had called them screaming skulls too. That would have heightened the risk of a multi-institutional backlash. Investors calculate risk like the politicians choose photo ops.

Because People with Political Power (PWPP).

Jones is betting he can sustain a breach of the Human Rights Act (1993), just as he got off with a $1000 fine for the assault of the reporter he punched in 1985.

This begs an ideological question: If an activist is completely silent at a residential road side curb vigil, would an anti-human rights non-protestor, like Bob Jones, consider them arrestworthy?

The New Zealand Herald published John Minto’s rebuttal, “Calm down Bob and swap public rancour for open debate”, in which the activist challenged the be-knighted oligarch to an entertaining evening of argument. Minto proposed a debate on drone strikes, state surveillance, and threats to world peace. With a wry sense of humour, the seasoned activist suggested this debate could be billed, “The Screaming Skull vs The Corporate Bludger”.

Kelsey in Stereo: Activist scholar Jane Kelsey with two mics at an anti-GSCB rally in 2013. She attempts to be doubly heard by the patriarchal news media, that have been diagnosed with Perennial Selective Hearing (PSH).

Kelsey in Stereo: Activist scholar Jane Kelsey with two mics at an anti-GSCB rally in 2013. She attempts to be doubly heard by the patriarchal news media, that have been diagnosed with Perennial Selective Hearing (PSH).

To sum up, Jones’ efforts to manipulate The New Zealand Herald‘s Middle New Zealand audience that Minto’s “rag-tag ratbag losers” had disturbed the peace and behaved offensively, relied on omitting the presence of: a wealthy innovative information technology oligarch perceived as a threat to a global media cartel and global spy network; an investigative journalist that challenged the invasion of his privacy by the Five Eyes spy partners; a university law professor able to articulate the connection between geopolitics and state surveillance; various religious leaders with annoying moral compasses that threaten to pull capitalism off due North (where N is for Nefarious, E is for Empathy, S is for Sharing, and W is for Wisdom); and track-able ‘common people’, whose forebears get a mention in passing in the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Therefore, Jones’ argument lacks key evidence. By appealing emotively, through his column, to the prejudices of Middle New Zealand about ‘left wing’ activists, the property-investing oligarch has attempted to manufacture their consent that protest should not be allowed outside the residences of the wealthy. Such prejudices about ‘left wing’ activists are cultivated by the relentless propaganda of mainstream media outlets. Jones draws upon this propaganda, that resides in mass populaces cultural memory, as is evident by his hate speech rhetoric. His emotive manipulations are another logical fallacy.

But, it’s also important to recognize that a measure to prevent protest outside the residences of the wealthy might also curb demonstrating in residential streets everywhere. This would be a major loss of a people power, especially for poor people evicted from state housing. In an election year, such as measure would give John Key, and his incumbent government, free reign to rove the suburbs without much ado, harvesting votes.

This “Shut up” column piece by Sir Robert Jones, the capital city’s most famous property capitalist, was in effect invoking a symbolic performance of an Orwellian Two Minutes Hate political meeting. While pretending to be a liberal sticking up for the value of free and open society, Jones was more than keeping up the times, wherein it is an acceptable social norm to marginalize ‘left-wing’ activists with little slights. As a former boxer, who once punched a reporter who showed up in a helicopter while Jones was trout-fishing in the Tongariro River, the capital city-dwelling oligarch came out boxing.

Big Brother’s Two Minutes Hate: In the dystopian world of Nineteen Eighty-four, novelist George Orwell warned humanity of the dangers of propaganda, surveillance and terrorism.

Big Brother’s Two Minutes Hate: In the dystopian world of Nineteen Eighty-four, novelist George Orwell warned humanity of the dangers of propaganda, surveillance and terrorism.

Jones slung hate speech like a neo-con think-tank, in order to: quicken the pace of the closure of a marginally open society and ostensibly free ‘free-market’ society; defend the global loss of the right to privacy; and to affirm the practiced right of state power to change rules to suit the ruling class. In this way, Jones was disseminating ideologically-infused hate messages so that the Herald‘s readers, uneducated in the workings of sophisticated Western Capitalist State-Corporate propaganda, would be indoctrinated to accept a new norm being proposed.

Newspeak Normiture: Snoopman ‘spies’ John Key playing Wordswap, where new meanings for words are created by replacing one word with another and compacting words to reduce vocabulary, diversity of thought and history. The production of Newspeak from Oldspeak, is so commonplace it can pass unnoticed, unless you have Snoopman’s infra-green vision.

Newspeak Normiture: The production of Newspeak makes words and truthful meanings obsolete, and consigns them to Oldspeak. It is so commonplace it can pass unnoticed, unless you have Snoopman’s infra-green vision.

To dissent is to bother the oligarchy.

Most oligarchs are not bothered by injustices against the weak and defenceless. They are bothered when they cannot watch fluorescent balls being bashed back and forth by rackets. Oligarchs are bothered when their racketeering transnational corporate cartels are exposed to heightened public scrutiny. Oligarchs are bothered when protest comes near their posh homes.

Because real estate doubleplusgood. Because protest placards ungood.

Symbolically, it looks bad on ‘the news’. It ruins the shopping mood. (As an oligarch, Kim Dotcom is an exception. The state raid on his mansion radicalized him).

It is hard to imagine that anyone from the ‘common people’ constituency could write a similar piece and make it through The New Zealand Herald‘s propaganda filters. Media scholars Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky (2008) developed a theoretical framework to detect propaganda in news systems, since they reasoned that in societies with formal democracy, a propagandist system of communication is required because the state cannot openly intimidate and suppress ‘free’ populations without losing the legitimacy to rule. Their Propaganda Model is comprised of five filters through which news is processed for mass consumption: size, ownership and profit orientation; advertising; expert sources; flak and the enforcers; and ideology. The model, first published in their 1989 book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, positions the mass media as corporate entities within an overarching ‘economic system’ and theorizes the factors that influence the media.

Mind Wars: Most people lack the skills necessary to process news propaganda.

Mind Wars: Most people lack the skills necessary to process news propaganda.

Because Jones-the-Columnist, who was knighted the same year Manufacturing Consent was published, is an oligarch, he was able to make it through the first of these five propaganda filters, size, ownership and profit orientation. The Propaganda Model’s first filter – size, ownership and profit orientation – points to the expense of establishing new mass media organizations. Media conglomerates are linked to the rest of the corporate community by common boards of directors, social links through institutions such as think tanks, and by lines of credit with large banks. This networked structure of vested interests means that media corporations are central for communicating views acceptable to financial oligarchs. This filter also limits the public’s access to mass media technologies and distribution systems.

Manufacturing Consent: The Propaganda Model describes five news filters that act as structural forms of censorship through which mass-media news content must pass before distribution.

Manufacturing Consent: The Propaganda Model describes five news filters that act as structural forms of censorship through which mass-media news content must pass before distribution.

Having made it through The New Zealand Herald‘s first filter, Jones-the-Oligarch, knighted “for services to business management and the community”, was then free to deploy hate using the newspaper’s fourth filter, flak and the enforcers. As described by the Propaganda Model, enforcers or expert sources that manufacture flak strengthen the other news filters and serve to protect political and economic power from serious, sustained investigation. Such vested interests, Herman and Chomsky call flak machines that frequently attack so-called ‘left-wing’ groups for being ‘anti-business.’ The authors also note that the media is respectful to elite flak-makers by not critiquing their links to institutional power, lest they draw flak themselves.

Flak Targets: In Western ‘free market’ private political systems, otherwise known as capitalism, ‘Left wing’ groups are the perennial targets of flak.

Flak Targets: In Western ‘free market’ private political systems, otherwise known as capitalism, ‘Left wing’ groups are the perennial targets of flak.

Flak incorporates the negative reactions to media statements, stories or programs. This might take the form of a heated phone call, lawsuits, threats of imprisonment, legislative changes or other punitive actions such as withdrawal of advertising. Indeed, to avoid flak from well resourced elites, the mass media produces safe programming, self-censors and stays within boundaries of the ideology constructed by the ruling class. In the ongoing neo-liberal ‘free market era’, that Jones-the-Oligarch helped usher in, here in far-flung Nu Zillun, the political-economic matrix is meant to keep the mass populace in check through intensified financial disciplinary constraints, more limits on permissible discussion and manufacturing submission through the lure of aspirational consumerism.

Jones-the-Knight-Bachelor (a rank of knight that is the lowest in the British Empire, below the lowest that can be conferred to women), was signalling a restraint on favourable media coverage of protests. This is particularly important to New Zealand’s client oligarchy, lest at the next election, Key loses the helm of the leaky ‘boat of state’ that he has commanded for nearly six years. It is, after-all, too late for Jones to launch another political party to split NZ’s vote. With Dotcom-the-oligarch weighing in with three million dollars to bankroll his Internet Party, in an alliance with the voice for the poor, the Mana Party, NZ’s leaky boat of state may lurch just enough to the port-side, to have the starboard-leaning Jones & Co. worried.

John Minto, is after-all, Economic Justice spokesperson for the Mana Party. So Jones-the-Job-Destroyer’s attack on Minto being a “screaming skull” supported by “rag-tag-rat-bags” is a sly way of marginalizing a legitimate political platform to address Shock Doctrine-induced poverty.

Bob-the-Knight Bachelor: New Zealand’s client oligarchy was evidently impressed with Jones’ role in the Shock Doctrine project.

Bob-the-Knight Bachelor: New Zealand’s client oligarchy was evidently impressed with Jones’ role in the Shock Doctrine project.

The New Zealand Monarch’s top representative, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, stated in a Press Gallery dinner speech late year that he required “clear and public statements … [from] the parties forming or supporting the government”. Mateparae said that such parties, “must make unambiguous explanations of their intentions on matters of confidence, so it is obvious to everyone where party allegiances in the House will lie.” Being a militarist, the Governor-General framed his terms as “the rules of engagement”. Mateparae also made clear the media’s role in assisting the communication of political issues, political party communications and how voters choices in a multi-party electoral environment can translate into seats in parliament.

It seems to me that the New Zealand public needs a clear and public investigation into the terrorism, outlined here, that New Zealand’s two major Five Eye’s spy partners, the United States and the United Kingdom have been involved in, since before the World Wars of the 2oth Century. A clear and public investigation into the construction, deployment and continued application of the Shock Doctrine in New Zealand, is also needed. This investigation needs to be located in an international context; that is, to establish its origins or its steerage and its passage to these far-flung shores. It also seems clear, from a public safety perspective, that clear and public statements about the need to uphold the principle and practice of a hate speech-free society is crucial. And the punishment of such infringements needs to be seen for these statements to be believed!

In this interrogation of the complaint of Bob-the-Job-Destroyer – that activists demonstrating outside the New Zealand prime minister’s posh residence, in this case, for the human right (and need) to live spy, terrorist and bomb-free lives – is a bit rich.

Automating Shock & War: While drone pilots dehumanize their ‘targets’ with words like ‘bug splats’, war-making world puppet leaders occasionally string people along with peace-talks rhetoric, like Casanovas playing the field.

Automating Shock & War: While drone pilots dehumanize their ‘targets’ with words like ‘bug splats’, war-making world puppet leaders occasionally string people along with peace-talks rhetoric, like Casanovas playing the field.

Minto, claims Jones, is supported by a national group of “rag-tag ratbag losers”. This group, roughly the 6% unemployed, has been impoverished by successive governments, that have not been truthfully representing the majority, as they have each claimed. Unrepresentative, because the mass populace is largely oblivious to the perniciousness that underpins the Shock Doctrine. This constitutes racial harassment of that national group of New Zealanders – rag-tag ratbag losers – victimized under the Shock Doctrine. (A check of  the search term, “rag-tag ratbag losers” on the Statistics New Zealand website returned “did not match any documents”).  The association inherent to Jones’ inflammatory phrases also denigrates all persons who have taken to the streets with John Minto over the years.

By calling John Minto a screaming skull, Jones not only denigrates all who have protested with Minto, which must count in the hundreds of thousands. Bob Jones also ridicules all female pop-singers by associating the misogynistic term that used to be fashionable among misogynists in the formative years of pop culture, with his idea that legitimate dissent is unworthy of the public’s respect.

Bob-the-Flak-machine: Jones’ position as an oligarch means he can slip through the newspaper’s 1st propaganda filter – size, ownership & profit orientation – with discriminatory ease.

Bob-the-Flak-machine: Jones’ position as an oligarch means he can slip through the newspaper’s 1st propaganda filter – size, ownership & profit orientation – with discriminatory ease.

But, I find a broader, deeper problem in the New Zealand cultural-political-economy that requires every grown-ups’ attention. In terms of the Human Rights Act (1993), the national origins of the New Zealand mass population group have been discriminated against, treated with hostility and contempt under the application of the Shock Doctrine, by successive New Zealand governments since 1984. This includes Māori, the Tāngata Whenua of Aotearoa, with whom the Crown is also meant to have an honest, open and mana-enriching partnership with. Instead, the New Zealand government acts in the absence of full disclosure, which means the society as a whole cannot make workable, wise and wonderous ideas.

Nailed: The story of power crimes against societies worldwide, skillfully articulated by a real journalist, Naomi Klein. A need to read gift for every public servant this Matariki (or Maori New Year).

Nailed: The story of power crimes against societies worldwide, skillfully articulated by a real journalist, Naomi Klein. A need to read gift for every public servant this Matariki (or Maori New Year).

These breaches of public trust, care and welfare need to be confronted urgently. Jones’ part in ushering in ‘free market’ discipline upon the ‘mass population’ national origin sector, a deed with covert intentions, for which he presumably received a knighthood, means that he is party to an ongoing, unacknowledged power crime against New Zealand.

His opinion piece, therefore, constitutes a breach of peace. In ‘performing’ his Two Minutes Hate speech column piece, the knighted Sir Robert Jones has inadvertently provided a glimpse behind the ‘purple velvet curtain’ of New Zealand’s client oligarchy.

Through this particular curtained window, Snoopman peeked into the property tycoon’s home office and eyed his computer screen. There was no falling Matrix streams of green binary data. Just a line of Orwellian Newspeak repeating itself over and over like a mantra in the fashion of an electronic ‘ticker tape’ revealing the latest stock-market prices, moving right to left across the screen: OBEDIENCE IS DISSENT. OBEDIENCE IS DISSENT. OBEDIENCE IS DISSENT.

 Someone Else’s Computer: Snoopman spied with his infragreen vision eyes Bob Jones’ computer, and saw Big Brother was messaging him the latest Newspeak, lest the oligarch fails to be among the most submissive to the private political system: capitalism.

Someone Else’s Computer: Snoopman spied with his infra-green vision eyes Bob Jones’ computer, and saw Big Brother was messaging him the latest Newspeak, lest the oligarch fails to be among the most submissive to the private political system: capitalism.

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By day, Snoopman works undercover as an ordinary mortal, editing news at a television station. By night, Snoopman researches the wicked deeds of the powerful, and is Editor-in-Chief at Snoopman News. (See Snoopman News for pictures and sourced references)

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Note: the Banker character looks like former Labour NZ finance minister and ‘free market’ zealot, Roger Douglas; SEE ALSO: Brown, E. H. (2008). The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free (2nd ed.). Baton Rouge, LA: Third Millennium Press; Griffin, G. E. (2008). The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve (4th ed.). Westlake Village, CA: American Media; Grignon, P. (2009). Money as Debt II: Promises Unleashed. Retrieved from http://www.moneyasdebt.net/; Hutchinson, F. (1998). What Everyone Really Wants To Know About Money. Charlbury, England: Jon Carpenter; Nitzan, J. & Bichler, S. (2009). Capital as Power: A Study of Order and Creorder. New York, NY: Routledge; Palan, R., Murphy, R., & Chavagneux, C. (2010). Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press; Quigley, C. (1966). Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, p.37. New York, NY: The Macmillan Company; Rowbotham, M. (1998). The Grip of Death: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics. Charlbury, England: Jon Carpenter; Shaxson, N. (2011). Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; Winters, J. A. (2011). Oligarchy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

[14] Douglas, Roger. (1993). Unfinished Business. p. 221. Auckland; New Zealand: Random House. Douglas first presented a speech entitled, “The Politics of Reform: The Art of the Possible”, at a 1989 meeting of the Mont Perelin Society founded by influential ‘free’-market theorist and author of The Road to Serfdom, Friederich von Hayek. Free marketeers, Alan Gibbs, Rod Deane, Douglas Myers, Simon Upton, Rodney Hide and Ruth Richardson attended the meeting in Christchurch.

[15] Klein, Naomi. (2007). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Camberwell, Australia: Penguin Books; Shoup, L. H. & Minter, W. (2004 [1977]). Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy, 254-284. New York, NY: Authors Choice Press.; Snoopman. (2014, March 10). “Code Purple: Whistle Blowing on ‘Free markets’, the ‘Shock Doctrine’ and ‘New Constitutionalism’”. Snoopman News. Retrieved from http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/03/10/code-purple/; Wintonick, P. (Director/Producer) & Achbar, M. (Director/Producer). (1992). Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media [Motion picture]. Canada: Necessary Illusions.

[16] Snoopman. (2013, August 31). A Poorly Understood ‘Bargain’: How Democracy and the 60s Movements became Orphans in the ‘Free Market’ Era. Retrieved from http://snoopman.net.nz/2013/08/31/a-poorly-understood-bargain-or-how-democracy-and-the-60s-movements-became-orphans-in-the-free-market-era/

[17] Snoopman. (2014, March 10). “Code Purple: Whistle Blowing on ‘Free markets’, the ‘Shock Doctrine’ and ‘New Constitutionalism’”. Snoopman News. Retrieved from http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/03/10/code-purple/

[18] Jarecki, Eugene (2006). Why We Fight. [Motion Picture]. Sony Pictures Classics; Klein, Naomi. (2007). The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Camberwell, Australia: Penguin Books.

[19] United Nations. (2014). Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

[20] Engdahl, W. (2004). A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (Rev. ed.). London, England: Pluto Press. ; Engdahl, F. W. (2009). Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century. Wiesbaden, Germany: edition.engdahl; Nazemroaya, Madhi Darius. (2012). The Globalization of NATO. Atlanta, USA: Clarity Press; Pilger, John. (2007). The War on Democracy. Retrieved from http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/tuesday-festival-documentaries; Pilger, J. (2002). The New Rulers of the World. London: Verso; Pilger, J. & Lowry, A. (2001). The New Rulers of the World. Carlton Television

[21] Pool, Tim. (2013). Kim Dotcom: The Man Behind Mega. Vice News. Retrieved from http://www.vice.com/en_au/vice-news/kim-dotcom-the-man-behind-mega

[22] Hager, Nicky. (2013, July 28). US spy agencies eavesdrop on Kiwi. Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8972743/US-spy-agencies-eavesdrop-on-Kiwi

[23] One News. (2014, May 25). Protest vigil outside Prime Minister John Key’s house. TVNZ. Retrieved from http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/protest-vigil-outside-prime-minister-john-key-s-house-5981132; Macskasy, Frank. (2014, May 31). PM unimpressed by protest outside his house – Afghans unimpressed by mass murder at weddings. The Daily Blog. Retrieved from http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/05/31/pm-unimpressed-by-protest-outside-his-house-afghans-unimpressed-by-mass-murder-at-weddings/#sthash.RT88kQQD.dpuf ; Wrassky, Eve. (2014, May 25). Candlelight Vigil to Be Held Outside John Keys House. Scoop News. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1405/S00404/candlelight-vigil-to-be-held-outside-john-keys-house.htm

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